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

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