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National Sephardic Community

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Ezra Bessaroth is a proud member congregation of The Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America - Central Sephardic Community, a national community institution dedicated to connecting, fostering and advancing Sephardic life throughout the United States. Founded in 1916 by Jewish immigrants from Ottoman lands, the Brotherhood has worked to serve the most needy in our community and create a home for Sephardic Jews from around the world. Today, the Brotherhood is proud to serve nearly 1,000 families from across the United States and continues to support the Sephardic community in the spirit laid out by our society’s founders. In addition to providing burial services for its members, the Brotherhood has expanded its programs to support the future generations of our community and reinvent what it means to be Sephardic in the 21st Century. New initiatives include a Sephardic Birthright Israel Trip, the annual Greek Jewish Festival in Lower Manhattan, and the Greek Jewish & Sephardic Young Professionals Network.

The Central Community has continued to build a national network of Ladino-speaking Sephardic congregations around the country, connecting them to common resources and ensuring the next generations of our community get involved and stay active. Now celebrating over 100 years of service to our Sephardic Communities around the country, the Brotherhood looks forward to continue to serve as the preeminent organization that supports and unites Sephardic families from around the world for years to come.

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