Sephardic Horizons

Come together to support Sephardic Horizon's work to promote scholarship and new ideas in Sephardic studies and creativity in Sephardic culture


With your support we can continue our journal!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As you know, I have been the editor of this journal for a number of years. We are all doing our utmost to support Sephardic culture and heritage by promoting new ideas and discussions as well as Sephardic creativity.

I hope to continue our work at this journal by raising a modest sum to continue the upkeep necessary for this endeavor. We have over 1,000 people who regularly read Sephardic Horizons. We'd like to keep up with the costs and with our commitment to our membership. To do so, we'd like to provide a stipend for someone to assist with the work of the journal, as well as pay for our continuing overhead including the web work.

Please donate here to this campaign and spread it to those who you think may be interested!

Thank you so much for all your efforts in making Sephardic Horizons a continued success!

Judith Roumani



More on Sephardic Horizons:

Much interesting new research and writing is being conducted in the broader field of Sephardic studies as well as its core, and professional scholars are joined by enthusiastic lay scholars interested in preserving and disseminating the knowledge of their own communities. Sephardic Horizons wishes to throw a spotlight on valuable new writing wherever it is being produced.

We are especially committed to publishing new writing and interesting features in Ladino/Judeo-Spanish. Although this journal concentrates on the ‘core’ Sephardic culture, that of the Jews who were exiled from the Iberian Peninsula, it includes not only the core culture but also that of Jews who consider themselves Sephardim in the wider sense. In this definition, the Jewish communities of the former Ottoman Empire and the broader Mediterranean and Middle East, even those who do not trace their origin to Iberia, have commonalities deriving from the centuries when Babylon was the preeminent Jewish center which, as it faded, passed the baton to the Mediterranean communities, above all to al-Andalus. Since the expulsion from Spain in 1492, many Sephardim returned to these same regions, as well as emigrating to Europe and the Americas.

Sephardic Horizons has grown out of the Vijitas de Alhad of Washington, an informal group that meets in the Washington DC area to celebrate Sephardic culture, Sephardic music and the Ladino or Judeo-Spanish language. The group was founded by Flory Jagoda and developed by Ralph Tarica, Albert Garih, Rosine Nussenblatt, Bension Varon, Leon Taranto, and others beginning around the year 2000.

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