American Days, Turkish Nights

February 6, 2020 Caroline Luce

by Julia Phillips Cohen, Ph.D. Like so many immigrants before and after them, Ottoman Jews who made the trek halfway […]

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Couscous California Dreaming at Robaire’s

February 3, 2020 Caroline Luce

by Marie-Pierre Ulloa, Ph.D. In the years after World War II, North African Jewish immigrants became the mediators and re-inventors […]

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by Caroline Luce, Ph.D. On July 4, 1905, some 40,000 L.A. residents gathered to celebrate the opening of a new […]

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By Chris Silver, Ph.D. Zohra El Fassia (1905-1994) was among the most important Moroccan vocalists of the 1950s. Like so […]

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The Mexican Mahjar of the Borderlands

January 30, 2020 Caroline Luce

by Maxwell Greenberg In the early twentieth century, a Sephardic commercial orbit connected Aleppo, Syria, Paris, New York City, Mexico […]

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  By Jessie Stoolman The “Spanish Revival” movement remade the landscape of Southern California by popularizing Andalusian and Spanish colonial […]

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Modern Maverick: Raphael S. Soriano

January 28, 2020 sephardiclosangeles_frh7wp

By Leslie J. Erganian, MFA Midcentury modern architecture, one part of a design movement that encompassed interior, product, and graphic […]

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Life of the Party

January 26, 2020 Caroline Luce

by Regine Basha Featuring video clips and still images from Los Angeles-based home movies excerpted from “Tuning Baghdad,” a narrative […]

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To Be an Iranian Jewish Bride

January 25, 2020 Caroline Luce

  by Saba Soomekh, Ph.D. Blending sacred traditions, folkways, and secular cultural influences, weddings (and the customs and rituals surrounding […]

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Praying on the Pacific

January 23, 2020 Caroline Luce

  by Maureen Jackson, Ph.D. In 2015, Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel in Los Angeles placed an order for 1,000 new […]

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