Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom

Sarah Aroeste and Ayesha L. Rubio, Kar-Ben Publishing, 03/03/2020

With a Ladino word introduced on each page, a Sephardic Jewish family prepares to celebrate Shabbat.

Meet the Hardest Working Sephardic Man in Show Business

Andrew Esensten, Jewish&, 11/15/2019

David Serero draws on his Moroccan Jewish heritage in his adaptations of classic plays.

I’m tired of having to prove myself as a Sephardic Jew

Chloe Laverson, JTA, 10/02/2019

She didn’t mean it in a malicious way — I just did not conform to her stereotype of Sephardic Jews.

This Greek Chicken Soup Has a Surprising Sephardic History

Emily Paster, The Nosher, 10/02/2019

Avgolemono, a chicken soup with egg and lemon, has roots in Spain, Turkey, Italy, and Greece.

Buenos Aires’ Famed ‘Mishiguene’ Restaurant Is Popping Up In NYC

Michael Kaminer, The Forward, 09/06/2019

Tomas Kalika expands ideas of Jewish food by exploring recipes from the Jewish Diaspora.

A Sephardic Rosh Hashanah Seder

Rahel Musleah, My Jewish Learning, 07/16/2019

This ritual for the Jewish New Year goes far beyond dipping apples in honey.

A Sephardic Lag B’Omer

Samantha Cooper, Washington Jewish Week, 05/29/2019

Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day between Passover and Shavuot, is traditionally celebrated with bonfires, parades and weddings. But at Magen David Sephardic Congregation, the celebration is on the 34th day.

Business Booms for Sephardic Food

Esther Levy-Chehebar, Tablet, 05/21/2019

I’m convinced that the pillars of my grandmother’s home are seasoned with allspice—the indispensable condiment that flavors many of the Egyptian and Syrian dishes she cooked for us growing up. It’s clichéd to say that food is the lifeblood of Sephardic Jews, yet anytime an outsider asks what differentiates my Middle Eastern community from others of, say Eastern European origin, I’m compelled to address our diet.

Latino, Hispanic or Sephardic?

Sarah Aroeste, Jewish&, 12/13/2018

A Sephardi Jew explains some commonly confused terms.

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.

How to Throw a Global Hanukkah Party

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 12/11/2014

Who doesn't love a holiday party? Adding a global theme to this year's celebrations can both to add to the festivities and the educational elements of the holiday, bringing in new elements that both surprise and challenge accepted ideas of the holiday.