About the Talk
Please join us for a talk with Rabbi Marc Angel, Founder and Director of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals.
The talk will describe the period of Sephardic immigration during the early 20th century, and focus on the experience of the Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) speaking community. It will deal with some of the problems faced by Sephardim--who had to adapt to life in America and who had to gain acceptance within the larger Ashkenazic Jewish community. It will discuss elements in the Americanization process, including a personal description from Rabbi Angel of growing up in the Sephardic community in Seattle in the mid-20th century...and how things have evolved since then.