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UW Sephardic Studies


Ezra Bessaroth is proud to partner with the Sephardic Studies Program of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington, a world-renowned program for the study, teaching, and perpetuation of Sephardic culture and the Ladino language.

As home to one of the largest and most vibrant Sephardic communities in the United States, Seattle offers an ideal environment in which to preserve the legacy of the Sephardic Jewish experience. The Sephardic Studies Program has already energized student, faculty, and community involvement in Sephardic history and culture through innovative research opportunities, new courses, and public lectures. Their three mutually enriching areas of focus are research, teaching, and community engagement.

The University of Washington is uniquely situated to serve not only as a center for the study of the Sephardic experience by students and scholars, but also a multifaceted resource center for Sephardic Jews in the community and worldwide. The Sephardic Studies Program has led the way in digital archiving of our communal traditions, Ladino documentation, and liturgical traditions. We encourage you to explore more of this incredible resource and learn more about our collective Sephardic heritage. 

Use the following links to learn more, access and connect with the UW Sephardic Studies Program.




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