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.

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.

 

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)

February 26: Who was the Chida?

Sponsored by an anonymous donor.

March 5: Who Was Sir Moses Montefiore?

Sponsored by Christopher and Ann Marie Bray

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.

March 19: Who Was Judah Touro?

Sponsored by an anonymous donor, in honor of Jewish scholarship.

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

April 16: The Holocaust

with a Note on the Sephardic Experience

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.

The Secret Treasure of the Cairo Geniza

Lecture at the WELL, Monday April 16, 2018

April 23:Who Was Emma Lazarus?

Sponsored by Mr. Nathan Rudy

In memory (L’E”N) of Nissim Ben Symball & Seti bat Baheeyeh

May 7: Who Are the Crypto-Jews?

Sponsored by Katie and Vick Crespin of Miami Beach, FL

In honor of the Six Million and all who were killed just for being Jewish.

 

May 14: Who was Rabbi Ovadia Yosef?

Sponsored by Katie and Vick Crespin of Miami Beach, FL

In honor of the Six Million and all who were killed just for being Jewish.

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