“Fascinating Sephardim: A Film Series”

Produced by The Sephardi Federation of Palm Beach County, Inc.
In partnership with Sandler Center at Boca JCC 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428 Wednesdays at 1pm
$8/$10 Member*/Guest per film $30/$40 advance for 5 films, Free for Boca Film Festival Patrons. Note: Member ticket purchases only through Sandler Center at (561)558-2520. The member discount is not available through their website. For non-member online ticketing click here: Sandler Center Online Ticketing - nonmembers
*members of Sephardi Federation PBC, Sandler Center, ADJLC.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
“From Toledo to Jerusalem”
Engaging musical history of Sephardic Jews from their Spanish expulsion and search for new homes across Europe and the Ottoman Empire until their return to the Israeli homeland. Narrated and sung in Ladino by Yehoram Gaon and beautifully filmed throughout international locations.
1989, 90 mins. Hebrew and Ladino with English subtitles.

 Wednesday, January 24, 2024
“Girona, The Mother of Israel: The Jews of Catalonia”
About the Jews from northeast Spain, one of the few world sites considered as Jewish spiritual resting places and the home of Nahmanides, a Kabbalah scholar.
1989, 30 mins., English, Italian, English subtitles, Patricia Giniger Snyder
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“The Secret Jews of Calabria”
Rabbi Barbara Aiello, an American of Italian descent returns to her ancestral village in Calabria. She shares the incredible journey and little-know history of the Jews of southern Italy. This story begins at the time of the Maccabees, continues through the horrors of the Inquisition, and arrives at modern times when Calabrians begin to discover and embrace their Jewish roots.
2014, 46 mins., English, Italian, English subtitles, Manuela Jael Procaccia

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
“Rhodes Forever”
A 500 year history of the Juderiya on the Island of Rhodes, Greece. Gorgeous photography and incredible story of how part of the community was transplanted into the Belgian Congo during Italian occupation. 2003, 60 mins., Ladino, French, Italian, Greek, English subtitles, Diane Perelsztejn

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
“The Last Jews of Libya”
Narrated by Isabella Rossellini, this film tells the compelling story of this North African Jewish community from Ottoman rule to Italian colonization and 20th century displacement. Written by Vivienne Roumani-Denn based on the memoirs of Elise Tamman Roumani.
2007, 50 mins., Arabic, Italian, Hebrew, English subtitles, Vivienne Roumani-Denn

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
“The Key From Spain: Songs and Stories of Flory Jagoda”
Uplifting account of survival and continuation from renowned Ladino singer and her Bosnian heritage.
2000, 40 mins., English and Ladino, Ankica Petrovic and Mischa Livingstone

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