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Sephardic American Jewry Conference: Communities and Contributions
Start Date: 5/15/2012Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 5/15/2012End Time: 8:00 PM
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Event Description:
Sephardic American Jewry Conference: Communities and Contributions

2:00PM Panel - From There to Here: Voices from the Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Spanish and Syrian Jewish Communities

4:00PM - Audio-visual presentation by the Baruch College Sephardic Student Club

4:30PM Panel: The Taste of Home: The Influence of Traditional Cuisine in a New World

6:00PM Reception with the panelists featuring Sephardic food.

7:00PM Keynote Address by Lucette Lagnado

Guest Speakers

· Rabbi Marc Angel (Rabbi emeritus of Congregation Shearith Israel; Author of Remnant of Israel: A Portrait of America’s First Jewish Congregation)
· Dr. Ari Ariel (New York University)
· Doreen Carvajal (Author of The Forgetting River)
· Stella Cohen (Author of Stella’s Sephardic Table)
· Poopa Dwek (Author of Aromas of Aleppo: The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews)
· Professor Jane Gerber (CUNY Graduate Center)
· Lucette Lagnado (Author of The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit and The Arrogant Years; Journalist for The Wall Street Journal)
· Dr. Nina Lichtenstein (University of Connecticut, Storrs)
· Dr. Houman Sarshar (Author of Esther’s Children)
· Lior Lev Sercarz (Spicemaker and Owner of La Boite in NYC)

Free Admission. Open to the public.

For more info or to make reservations for all or part of the event, please email:

This event was funded by a grant from the Edmond J. Safra Foundation and is co-sponsored by the American Sephardi Federation, Congregation Shearith Israel, and the Institute for Sephardic Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.

A special thank you to: American Sephardi Federation, Congregation Magen David of Union Square, Esme Berg, Jonathan Nachmani, Alissa Shams, David Sitt, and Abe Tawil.
Location Information:
Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus  (View Map)
55 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010
New York
Room: Engelman Recital Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Jessica Lang
Phone: (646) 312-3975
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