Sephardic Digital Academy
We’re excited to announce the launch of the Sephardic Digital Academy, a new national partnership to connect and educate our Sephardic community institutions, synagogues, Rabbis, educators, and members across the United States.
Our friends at The Sephardic Brotherhood are partnering with more than a dozen affiliated synagogues and institutions to bring you new weekly classes and series on Sephardic Torah, Halakha, traditions and customs, Ladino language instruction, Sephardic cooking, and so much more. All classes are FREE and open to all, with participation via zoom and live-streamed on their Facebook Page and posted on their Youtube Channel. As they continue to connect and develop new programs, we will be updating you on additions to the class schedule, including finalizing an online calendar for easy access. We hope that this new program will help you feel a little more connected to our Sephardic Community, identity, history, and heritage.
You will need to go to their page for sign-up links: ==> Sephardic Digital Academy
If you’re interested in learning more about the Sephardic Digital Academy, including opportunities for sponsorship or becoming a contributing educator, please reach out to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Topic||Description||Educator||Partner Institution||Days of the Week||Time (ET)|
|La Perasha de la Semana – Parasha of the Week||Class on the Weekly Perasha in Ladino and English||Albert Maimon||Mondays, Beginning June 21||6:00PM|
|Learning the Sephardic Siddur||Introduction to Sephardic Tefillah and Liturgy||Rabbi Nissim Elnecavé||Tuesdays||6:00PM|
|Turkey’s Synagogues & The Politics of Conservation||A Three Part Series Exploring the Historic and Modern Conservation Efforts for Turkey’s Synagogues||Kenan Cruz Çilli||Thursdays, June 24, July 1, July 8||1:00PM|
|What is the Proper Path to Follow?||Insights from Sephardic Sages on Balancing Individual Rights with Communal Responsibilities||Rabbi Devin Maimon Villareal||Tuesdays, May 25, June 1, June 22||6:30PM|
|A Siddur & So Much More||Kehilat Yaakov – El Muevo ‘Avodat HaShana, a Unique Sephardic Rosh Hashanah Mahzor||Albert Maimon||Wednesdays, Beginning June 23||5:00PM|
|Sephardic Learners Kitchen||Learning New Sephardic Recipes Together||Varies Weekly||Congregation Ezra Bessaroth||On Break||1:30PM|
|Ladino 102 – Intermediate Language||An intermediate course on the language and culture of Ladino||Rachel Amado Bortnick||Wednesday, begins April 7||12:00PM|
|Sephardic Jews in Ottoman Palestine||Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Jews and Arabs in Ottoman Palestine||Prof. Louis Fishman||Sephardi Federation of Palm Beach County||Wednedays, March 17 & 24||8:00PM|
|Cooking the Sephardic Basics||A Bi-Weekly Course on Baking Sephardic Foods Together||Varies Weekly||Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation||Sundays||1:30PM|
|Sephardic Approaches to Jewish Laws and Customs||Understanding Halakha from our Greek & Turkish Sephardic Communities||Rabbi Nissim Elnecavé||Thursdays||4:00PM|
|Sefer Shemuel – the Book of Samuel||Learning the Tanakh Text of Samuel||Rabbi Ben Hassan||Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation||On Break||2:30PM|
|Topics in Halakha||Rabbinic and Torah sources for our modern times||Rabbi Ben Hassan||Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation||On Break||10:30PM|