Sefarad vehaMizrah on the occasion of its 30th year anniversary is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Wednesday, July 28 beginning at 19:30 p.m. Israel time.
Topic: Global zoom of some 27 Sephardi and Mizrahi presentations going from east to west every 20-30 minutes beginning in Israel and continuing throughout Europe and the Americas until the same evening on the west coast of the USA Pacific time.
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Presentations (ca. 20 minutes each):
1) Ambassador Dan Oryan, Israeli ambassador to North Macedonia and initiator of Bitola/Monastir cemetery restoration project, “The Jewish Cemetery in Bitola (Monastir) from the Perspective of the Israeli Ambassador”
2) Dr. Vlatko Janev, University of Skopje (from Tiblisi, Georgia), “The Jewish community in Skopje during the last century of Ottoman rule (1800-1912)”. 20:10 (21:10 in Tiblisi)
3) Prof. Zvi Zohar, Bar Ilan University, “Are Israeli Mizrahi Rabbis still Sephardic? Reporting on a newly -begun research project”.20:30
4) Yagel Harush, paytan of Moroccan Jewry, Yerucham College Sephardi/Mizrahi studies program. 20:50
4a) Dr. Aviva Franke, Univ. of Koln/Jerusalem. “The Twenty-four Wards of the Priests in the Holy Temple as they appear in archeological inscriptions in Yemen”. 21:05.
5) Prof. Dov (Claude) Stuczynski Bar-Ilan University, “New Christian `Men of the nation’: Judeo-Christian Identities”. 21:25
6) Dr. Margalit Bejarano, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “FESELA” (”La Federación Sefaradí Latinoamericana”) 21:55
7) Yossi Ohana, Kehilot Sharot Piyyut Project, Jerusalem. 22:15
8) Dr. Avraham Huli, “Greek Jewish Rescuers in the Holocaust, and growing up at Greek Jewish moshav Tzur Moshe”.22:35
9) Dr. Rami Kimhi, Ariel University, Sephardic filmmaker, film scholar, and film critic, ”Material Culture of the Land of Israel; In New Palestinian and Israeli Cinema”. 22:50
Musical interlude, Sarah Aroeste “Mi Monastir”. 23:05
10) Dr. Paul Isaac Hagoel, Thessaloniki (Salonika), “The Holocaust in Salonika”.23:10 (Israel), 22:10 Thessaloniki
11) Ken Blady, Berkeley, California, “From the Land of Frankincense and Myrrh: The Jews of Yemen”.23:30 Israel, 13:30 Pacific time, California
12) Nardo Bonomi, Florence, Italy, “The History of Sephardim in Italy”.23:50 (Israel), 22:50 Florence, Italy time.
13) Sydney Corcos, Jerusalem (from Essoueira, Mogador, Morocco), “The New Jewish Museum in Essoueira (Mogador) and the Corcos family”. 24:20 (Israel), 22:20 Morocco time.
14) Prof. Jose Tavim, University of Lisbon, “Portuguese Jews in Morocco and Cochin, XVI century”.24:40 (Israel), 22:40 Portugal time.
15) Prof. Shalva Weil, Hebrew University (broadcasted from Univ. of Cambridge, England) “The Jews of Goa”. 1 a.m, Israel time, 11:00 p.m./23:00 p.m. Cambridge, England time
16) Yosi Stepanski, archeologist, Safed, Israel, “Newly Discovered Sepharadi Epitaphs from the Tsfat (Safed) Cemetery”. 1:30 a.m. Israel time.
17) Dr. Shoshana (Susana) Weich-Shachak, Tel Aviv, “The Treasure of Sephardic Childhood Repertoire”. 2 a.m. Israel time.
18) Dr.Judith Roumani, Editor Sephardic Horizons, “"The online journal Sephardic Horizons in the contact of electronic publication; and an update on Libyan Jewish studies",
Wash. D.C. 2:30 a.m. Israel time, 7:30 p.m./19:30 p.m. Wash DC, EST)
19) Dr. Annette Fromm, Miami, anthropologist and museum curator, “We are a minority among a minority, the romantization of the Romaniotes”. 8:00 p.m./20:00 p.m. Miami, FL. EST
20) Dr. Judith Cohen, Toronto, musicologist and Judeo-Spanish singer “Around the worlds of Sephardic music in 20 minutes”, 8:30 p.m./20:30 p.m. Toronto, Canada
21) Dr. Hernan Rodriguez, author, Santiago, Chile, “Kultura Sefardi Biva”. 9:00 p.m./21:00 p.m. Santiago/Chile. Equivalent to EST.
22) Prof. Henry Green, Univ. of Miami, “Sephardi Voices: the Untold Story”.9:30 p.m./21:30 p.m. Miami, Florida EST
23) Prof. Victor Friedman, University of Chicago, “Judezmo in Macedonia”.
9:00 p.m./21:00 p.m. (Central time).
24) Arthur Benveniste, Los Angeles, CA, Editor “Halapid” (Crypto-Jewish studies), “The History of the Sephardim in Los Angeles”. 7:30 p.m./19:30 p.m. Los Angles, CA, Pacific time. (20:30 Mountain time)
25) Dr. Seth Ward, Univ. of Wyoming, Denver, Colorado, “Anusim Descendants in Contemporary Colorado and New Mexico, USA: a talk celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Sephardic Newsletter”. 9 p.m./21:00 p.m.
Mountain time, Denver, Colorado.
26) Prof. Ethan Katz, University of California, Berkeley. Historian on North African Jews in France, and Operation Torch in North Africa during WWII. 8:30 p.m./20:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Berkeley, California.
Conclusion: Prof. Yitzchak Kerem, 7:00 a.m. (Jerusalem), 21:00 PST, 22:00 Mountain time, 23:00 Central Time, 24:00 EST.
Foundation for Jewish Diversity, Los Angeles
The Heritage House for the Sephardic and Eastern Communities (Beit Maksim), Jerusalem