The Sephardic Diaspora (Spring 2018)

The Sephardic Diaspora

Spring 2018 Lecture Series

Monday Nights @ 7:00 pm

Main Auditorium, Touro College, 1602 Avenue J Brooklyn NY 11230 (718) 535-9333

Free and Open to the Public

No hard questions, please.

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Image: Eleanora of Toledo, student of Benvenida Abravanel

February 5: Who Was Benvenida Abravanel?

Sponsored by Karen and Michael Marcus

in memory of their parents Harry and Ann Chayt and Isaac and Bertha Marcus.

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February 12 :Who Was Samuel Usque?

Sponsored by Brandon Sultan in honor of the Sultan and Benarroch Families, whose Sephardic roots are expressed in a desire to honor the Convivencia; and also in loving memory of Mrs. Jean Milstein, whose relentless optimism was an inspiration to all.

(No Class Feb 19 President’s Day)

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February 26: Who was the Chida?

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March 5: Who Was Sir Moses Montefiore?

Sponsored by Christopher and Ann Marie Bray

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March 12: Who Was Daniel Mendoza?

Sponsored by LTC. Richard F. Moreno (US Army-Retired)

in memory of his father Frank Moreno (1900-1994), born Pablo Igual Peiró in Sarrión, Spain and whose ancestors were Sephardim who converted to Catholicism as a result of the 14th century persecutions, culminating in the 1492 Alhambra Decree.

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March 19: Who Was Judah Touro?

(No classes March 26, April 2, April 9)

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April 16: Sephardim and the Holocaust

Sponsored by LTC. Richard F. Moreno (US Army-Retired)

in memory of his father Frank Moreno (1900-1994), born Pablo Igual Peiró in Sarrión, Spain and whose ancestors were Sephardim who converted to Catholicism as a result of the 14th century persecutions, culminating in the 1492 Alhambra Decree.

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April 23:Who Was Emma Lazarus?

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May 7: Who Are the Crypto-Jews?

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May 14: Who was Rabbi Ovadia Yosef?

Schedule subject to change: please follow us for updates!

Sponsor a lecture by donating $250 to our Touro College Scholarship Fund.