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What was the Relationship between Turkish and Rhodesli Sephardim on the West Coast?

This is my third blog post in a series of three posts in which I discuss the theme of Sephardim in the West Coast in the 19th-20th century. In this post, I compare and contrast the relationship between Turkish and Rhodesli Sephardim in two cities: Seattle and Los Angeles. In previous posts, I examined different aspects of Sephardim in San Francisco. However, the issue…

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What was the relationship between Sephardim and Ashkenazim on the West Coast?

By Leora Singer, Former Research Intern This is my second blog post in a series of three posts in which I discuss the theme of Sephardim in the West Coast in the 19th-20th century. You can see my first post here. In this post, I compare and contrast the relationship between Ashkenazim and Sephardim in Seattle and San Francisco. Seattle: When Calvo and Policar…

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Sephardim and the West Coast: An internship project

By Leora Singer, Former Research Intern Biography and Author’s Purpose I am a New York City High School Student that completed a 5-week research internship at The Center for Jewish History this past summer. After taking Advanced Placement Spanish in school, I became interested in the history of Jews of Spanish descent. In addition, my knowledge of Hebrew and Spanish (although it is limited) was…

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2015 Center for Jewish History Lapidus Summer Fellow Charles McDonald Interviewed by Radio Sefarad

The extensive interview is about Jewish conversion and citizenship in contemporary Spain and can be found here. The Center for Jewish History creates opportunities for scholars to immerse themselves in explorations of the primary source materials preserved within its walls. For the past 13 years, the Center’s Fellowship Program has offered financial support to a diverse group of more than 60 humanities scholars at…

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Spaniolischer Jude (Jew from Spain), etching print on a postcardFrom the E.M. Lilien Collection. AR 1944Collection of the Leo Baeck Institute “The Sephardim Are Coming, the Sephardim Are Coming!” By: J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S., Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Specialist, Center for Jewish History More than 500 years ago, on July 30th of 1492, Jews residing in Spain—numbering approximately 200,000—were expelled from their homes. This event…

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The Aleppo Codex

by J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S. candidate, Genealogy & Reference Services Assistant Librarian and Research Intern, Center for Jewish History On Thursday, the 16th Street Book Club met at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan to welcome the author Matti Friedman and talk to him about his book, The Aleppo Codex. If there is one thing to take for certain while sitting around the table at a book club discussion, it…

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“Yo Quiero” Sephardic Matzah Cookies!by J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S. candidate, Reference Services Research Intern, Center for Jewish History This Passover season, I invite you to try your hand at some sweet recipes from the Sephardic community of Turkey. For over 500 years since the expulsion from Spain, the Sephardic Jewish community in Turkey has maintained a cultural heritage of Ladino language, music—and tasty cookies and…

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