Latino, Hispanic or Sephardic?

Sarah Aroeste, Jewish&, 12/13/2018

A Sephardi Jew explains some commonly confused terms.

An Israeli singer in Amsterdam Creates the World’s First Ladino Pop Album

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 09/18/2018

Noam Vazana wrote her upcoming album “Andalusian Brew” in Ladino.

Yom HaShoah….A Time to Remember. May We Never Forget. Watch Now.

Bendichosmanos, Bendichas Manos, 04/11/2018

The Longest Journey: The Last Days of the Jewish Community of Rhodes’ can be rented online from Vimeo and viewed.

Everyone Wants to be Sephardic at Passover

Sarah Aroeste, Jewish&, 03/27/2018

New song takes a lighthearted approach to Passover foods and customs

Jews of Lebanon

Rhona Lewis, Jewish Press, 01/15/2018

When six-year-old Elie Abadie and his family fled Lebanon in 1971, he was leaving behind a Jewish presence of millennia.

Jewish Sephardi Wedding Recipes and Traditions

Marcia Weingarten, Jewish&, 07/13/2017

A recipe for masapan (marzipan) and details on Sephardi wedding customs.

Salonican Shavuot Traditions

Ty Alhadeff, Jewish&, 05/24/2017

Sephardic memory and tradition at Shavuot.

“Who Knows One?” in Ladino: Songs at the Sephardic Passover Seder

Ty Alhadeff, Jewish&, 04/06/2017

Ladino variations on a classic Passover song.

What My Sephardi and Ashkenazi Grandmothers Taught Me About Cooking and Feminism

Tamar Zaken, Jewish&, 03/23/2017

Sephardi and Ashkenazi Cooking Traditions

Greek Burekas, A Treat at Shavuot or Year-Round

Marcia Weingarten, Jewish&, 06/09/2016

In our Sephardic community, our roots being Ottoman Rhodes, we make a few special dairy foods for the occasion; sutlach, a creamy rice pudding is one, and burekas, a community and family favorite, is another.

A Family Ritual for Blessing the New Year

Marcia Weingarten, Jewish&, 09/09/2015

Over the generations, our family tradition had been to go to the beach on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Now that we live in disparate parts of Los Angeles, have differing synagogue schedules and levels of observance, our extended families (about 40 of us) come from throughout the greater Los Angeles area and meet at Venice Beach on the Sunday morning between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, bringing our beach chairs and something to share at our informal brunch that follows.