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Sunday, January 14 • 8:45am - 10:00am
Beneath the Layers of Sephardic Jewish History

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Sephardic Jews began in Spain (Sepharad), where many came after the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem. Muslims took over Spain in 711: a good period for Jews. The Christians brought hardships, including forced conversion and later expulsion. After waves of emigration, a few young Turkish Jews ultimately made their way to US cities such as Seattle, where the community grew rapidly until the stricter 1920s immigration laws. Explore the journeys of groups from Tekirdag, Rhodes, and Marmar and their descendants, to the founding of synagogues Ezra Bessaroth and Sephardic Bikur Holim.

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Eugene Normand

Dr. Eugene Normand, a recognized aerospace engineer, has been involved with Jewish institutions for more than four decades (Chicago and Seattle). He has served as the President of the Seattle Hebrew Academy and Chair of the Education Committee of Northwest Yeshiva High School. He... Read More →

Sunday January 14, 2018 8:45am - 10:00am
McAleer (South)