Humanities Events

May 14

Symposium on Sephardic Cultures & Legacies--Esther Bendahan

From site: Middle Eastern Languages

Contextualizing Sepharad, talk by Esther Bendahan, in Spanish with English translation.

Monday, May 14th, 2012
5:30 – 6:30 pm / Gould Library Athenaeum
Symposium on Sephardic Cultures & Legacies

Symposium on Sephardic Cultures & Legacies:

Jews from Spain, Turkey, and Morocco

Monday, May 14 - Wednesday, May 16


Monday, May 14th

4:30-5:30 pm., Gould Library Athenaeum. Stacy Beckwith:  “Sepharad: Jewish History in Spain.”  In English.

5:30-6:30 pm.,  Contextualizing Sepharad, talk by Esther Bendahan, author and Director of Culture at the Sepharad-Israel House, Madrid, Spain. In Spanish with English translation.

Tuesday, May 15th

5-6 pm. The Art of Sephardic Prayer and Song (in English) Gould Library Athenaeum, Lecture Demonstration by Hazzan (Cantor) Isaac Azose, Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, Seattle. In English.


Wednesday, May 16th 4:30-6 pm., Athenaeum

Panel presentation and discussion

(in English & Spanish with translation)

4:30-4:45 pm., Maureen Jackson: Ottoman and Turkish Jews, Empire to Nation.”  

4:45-5:00 pm., Stacy Beckwith: “Sepharad Remembered in Spanish & Israeli Literature.”

5:00-6:00 pm., Esther Bendahan: Intro. to her fiction & work at the Sepharad-Israel House, Madrid. In Spanish with English translation.

Sponsored by Spanish, Judaic Studies, Middle Eastern Languages, Distinguished Women Visitors.

Sponsored by Middle Eastern Languages, Spanish, Judaic Studies, Distinguished Women Visitors. Contact: Jean Sherwin, x5437