Guide to the Records of Sepharad '92,
undated, 1987-1997
(bulk 1990-1992)

ASF AR 25

Processed by Michael D. Montalbano

American Sephardi Federation

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street

New York, N.Y. 10011

Phone: (212) 294-8350

Fax: (212) 294-8348

Email: info@AmericanSephardiFederation.org or rbelinfante@asf.cjh.org

URL: http://www.sephardi.house/

© March 2010. American Sephardi Federation. All rights reserved.
Center for Jewish History, Publisher.
Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Michael D. Montalbano on March 3, 2010. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Sephardi Federation
Title: Guide to the Records of Sepharad 1992
Dates:1990-1992
Abstract: This collection documents the events surrounding Sepharad ’92, an event and an international Jewish committee to commemorate the five-hundredth anniversary of the Jewish expulsion from Spain as part of the Spanish Inquisition. The committee, headquartered in New York City, developed programs that sought to educate the public through a variety of approaches about the expulsion and the relocation of Spain’s Jewish population throughout the world. Such programs included educational curriculum, exhibitions, interfaith gatherings, concerts, and conferences.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet
Identification: ASF AR 25
Repository: American Sephardi Federation at the Center for Jewish History
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Historical Note

In 1992, the World Sephardi Federation created Sepharad ’92 an international Jewish committee to commemorate the five-hundredth anniversary of the Jewish expulsion from Spain as part of the Spanish Inquisition. The committee, headquartered in New York City, developed programs that sought to educate the public through a variety of approaches about the expulsion and the relocation of Spain’s Jewish population throughout the world. Such programs included educational curriculum, exhibitions, interfaith gatherings, concerts, and conferences. The committee with assistance from Tel Aviv University began the reconstruction of the medieval Jewish quarters in Barcelona, Gerona, and Seville in addition to the school of translators in Toledo. In celebrating the return of many Jews to Spain, the committee sought to honor the contributions of Jews to Spanish culture and to commemorate their expulsion.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the events surrounding Sepharad ’92. These include clippings in newspapers from around the world that provided coverage of events related to commemoration of the events taking place. It also includes the correspondence between the events organizers and other organizations, of particular interest is a folder devoted to the efforts of the Spanish government and the World Sephardi Federation at reconciliation. The topic of Jewish expulsion from Spain and subsequent migration to Turkey is a subject covered throughout the bulk of the collection. Material related to this topic includes teaching material, museum program guides, lectures, and articles.

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Arrangement

The arrangement of this collection has been imposed by the archivist do to the received state of the material. There were several labeled folders of material upon receipt of the collection; these original folders have been maintained in this arrangement. The remaining material was unorganized upon receipt and subsequently arranged based on intellectual content. The material is arranged by record type and content in alphabetical order.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to researchers.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

American Sephardi Federation, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: ASFinquiries@cjh.org

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Related Material

Other material related to this collection are the records of the American Sephardi Federation and the records of Sephardic House, located in the American Sephardi Federation holdings at the Center for Jewish History.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Records of Sepharad '92; box number; folder number; American Sephardi Federation.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Records of Sepharad '92, undated, 1987-1997,  (bulk 1990-1992)

This series is in English.
1.0 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes).
Arrangement:

The arrangement of this collection has been imposed by the archivist do to the received state of the material. There were several labeled folders of material upon receipt of the collection; these original folders have been maintained in this arrangement. The remaining material was unorganized upon receipt and subsequently arranged based on intellectual content. The material is arranged by record type and content in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

This collection documents the events surrounding Sepharad ’92. These include clippings in newspapers from around the world that provided coverage of events related to commemoration of the events taking place. It also includes the correspondence between the events organizers and other organizations, of particular interest is a folder devoted to the efforts of the Spanish government and the World Sephardi Federation at reconciliation. The topic of Jewish expulsion from Spain and subsequent migration to Turkey is a subject covered throughout the bulk of the collection. Material related to this topic includes teaching material, museum program guides, lectures, and articles.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Articlesundated, 1990-1992
  
  • The Jews of Sicily by Gaetano Cipolla
  • The History of the Turkish Jews: A Brief Review by Naim Güleryüz
  • Background Papers for the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. The papers presented include:
    • The Spanish Exile and the Holocaust: A Study in Jewish Spiritual Response to Catastrophe by Eliezer Schweid
    • Jewish Reactions to the Expulsion from Spain by Moshe Idel
    • Religious Responses to the Holocaust: Retrospect and Prospect by Sir Immanuel Jakobovits
 
12Bibliographic Resourcesundated
13Books - Christopher Columbus and the Great Voyage of Discovery (Children's Book)undated
14Books - Our Story: The Jews of Sepharad1991-1992
  

These were published by The Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education:

  • Celebrations and Stories by Kordova, Lea-Nora, Annette and Eugene Labovitz
  • You are the Historian by Sugar, Robert
  • A Resource Guide by Hessel, Carolyn Starman
 
15Books – Sephardi Voices: 1492-19921991
16Books – Teaching Material 1991-1992
  
  • Exile 1492: The Expulsion of the Jews From Spain: Unit 1: The Story of the Jews in Spain - Text and Work books by Steve Israel
  • A Curriculum on Five Hundred Years of Turkish Jewish Experience: Major Aspects and their Present-Day Significance published by the Quincentennial Foundation of Istanbul
 
17Clippings (1 of 2)undated, 1973, 1990-1997
18Clippings (2 of 2)undated, 1973, 1990-1997
19Clippings – Mapsundated
110Correspondence and Memos of Andre Sassoon1990-1992
BoxFolderTitleDate
21Correspondence and Memos of Jerry Goodman1990-1992
22Essaysundated
  
  • The Sephardic Sojourn: Retelling the Story by Jerry Goodman
  • Why Study About Sephardim? unknown author
  • Spain and the Sepharadi Heritage by Shlomo Ben-Ami
  • Fragments of an essay by Samuel Pisar
 
23Girona Museum and Institute (1 of 2)1993-1995
24Girona Museum and Institute (2 of 2)1993-1995
25Hadassah1992 May
26Lectures1987
  
  • Presentation of Sefarad 92 in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem by the President of the Comision Nacional Quinto Centenario on 1987 September 7
  • The Jewish Contribution to European Culture: A Saga of Blood and Hope by Samuel Pisar to the Symposium on Jewish Sephardic and European Culture on 1987 April 10
 
27Magazines - Encounters: A Quincentennial Review1989-1992
28Magazines – Hadassah1992 January
29Miscellaneousundated
210National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC)1990-1992
211Periodicalsundated, 1990-1992
  
  • The Record (undated)
  • The Jewish Museum of Greece Newsletter (Spring/Summer 1991)
  • The Jewish Museum of Greece Newsletter (Winter 1992)
  • Jewish Education News (Summer 1990)
 
212Preparations for Sepharad ’92undated, 1989-1992
213Program Guidesundated
214Programmingundated
215Spanish Governmentundated, 1990-1992
216Statement of Purpose for Sepharad ’92undated, 1990-1991
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