Sephardic Customs & History

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Sephardic Customs & History

The Sephardic Pizmonim Project

With great pleasure, we present the annual update of activities and accomplishments of the Sephardic Pizmonim Project at www.pizmonim.com. The Sephardic Pizmonim Project, dedicated in memory of Hazzan Gabriel ...
Sephardic Customs & History

The Syrian Jewish Documentary

Close to 3,000 people gathered at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall recently for the premiere of an important documentary that meticulously chronicles Syrian Jewish life in the United States. ...
Sephardic Customs & History

Ohel Leah Synagogue

Ohel Leah Synagogue, the crown jewel of Asian Jewry, was built in 1902 and remains the center of Jewish religious activity in Hong Kong. They are an Orthodox congregation, ...
Sephardic Customs & History

Maqam of the Week

  The Middle Eastern Sephardic Jewish community has a unique tradition of using a different maqam (Arabic: melody type) each Shabbat for the Shaharit (morning) prayer services. The melodies ...
Sephardic Customs & History

Yad L’Achim, Helping Children

Yad L’Achim was established in 1950 to help new immigrants adjust to the newly born country of Israel. It was founded during Operation Magic Carpet—the dramatic airlift that brought ...
Sephardic Customs & History

Rabbi Selim Ashkenazi

Worthy scholar and Talmud Torah teacher of Aram Soba (the Biblical name for Aleppo) and New York, Rabbi Selim Ashkenazi was born in Aram Soba in 1878 and gained ...