Guide to the Records of Sephardic House,
undated, 1930-2010
(bulk 1979-2003)

ASF AR 10

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/

© April 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 April 20, 2010. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sephardic House
Title: Guide to the Records of Sephardic House
Dates:undated, 1930-2010
Dates:(bulk 1979-2003)
Abstract: Sephardic House was established in 1978 as a correction to the often-overlooked contributions of the Sephardic community to American-Jewish culture. The Records of Sephardic House documents the administrative, programming, and publishing activities of Sephardic House since its founding. Such documents include financial records, meeting minutes, correspondence, artist portfolios, press releases, photographs, slides, and much more.
Languages: The collection is in English with some French, Hebrew, Ladino, and Spanish.
Quantity: 19.25 linear feet. (36 manuscript boxes, 1 half-size manuscript box and 2 card boxes)
Identification: ASF AR 10
Repository: American Sephardi Federation at the Center for Jewish History
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Historical Note

Sephardic House was established in 1978 as a correction to the often-overlooked contributions of the Sephardic community to American-Jewish culture. Founded by Rabbi Marc D. Angel, Mair Jose Benardete, David Barocas, and Louis N. Levy, all leaders in the Sephardic community, this new institution would promote Sephardic cultural and historical awareness.

Originally located at Congregation Shearith Israel, Sephardic House held events such as lectures, concerts, poetry readings, film festivals, art exhibits, cooking classes and tours of Spain, Portugal, and France that would become regular features of its programming. In 1990, Sephardic House created the first International Sephardic Film Festival to display the artistic vision of Sephardic actors, directors, and screenwriters in their depiction of Sephardic culture, history and tradition. This film festival has the international distinction of being the only film festival focusing on Sephardic culture. Like the film festival, other early programs evolved. The cooking classes while early on had focused primarily on cooking non-Jewish kosher ethnic cuisine eventually taught traditional Sephardic cooking. The traditions of various Sephardic ethnic groups are also celebrated in annual Sephardic Weekends.

The cultural programming of Sephardic House was handled by the Program Bureau. The Program Bureau was in charge of booking, funding, advertisements, registrations, and all of the coordinating for the events being held. While primarily focused on the events of Sephardic House, the Program Bureau also served as an agency for Sephardic artists, speakers, and other talent looking for additional work or for synagogues, community centers, and groups looking to book such talent.

In addition to cultural programming, Sephardic House began publishing in 1980 with the series “Studies in Sephardic Culture” assisted by the Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture. In 1981, shortly after its founding Sephardic House began publishing a newsletter to keep its members abreast of events and developments in the Sephardic community, starting out at four pages in 1981 with limited information would eventually grow to eight pages by 2002 and include articles, poetry, and serial stories in addition to announcements and news. Sephardic House also became a distributor of Sephardic books, music, and videos.

In 1992, as Sephardic House continued to grow and became non-profit organization it found a new home on Broadway near the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue. The new location allowed for further growth and a home it could call its own. In 2000, Sephardic House moved to its current home at the Center for Jewish History where it would be able to share the resources of other Jewish organizations in the city, especially with those of the American Sephardi Federation. By 2002, the effort to promote Sephardic culture would be strengthened with the unification of Sephardic House with the American Sephardi Federation. Sephardic House from 2002 onward primary focus would be cultural programming.

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Scope and Content Note

Series I: Administrative - This series documents the administrative functions of Sephardic House. Documents include accounting records, minutes and correspondence of the Board of Directors, memorandum and correspondence of the Executive Director, financial and fundraising records, labor records, membership records, and press releases. Some material in this series predates the creation of Sephardic House, such as the correspondence of Solomon Gaon writing in the 1960s to the Sephardic community in Sydney, Australia concerning the establishment of the first Sephardic Synagogue there. This material was included amongst the administrative correspondence and left to maintain order.

Series II: Mailings-Newsletters - This series contains the various mailings and newsletters sent by Sephardic House pertaining to various topics and events. These include the main newsletter of Sephardic House.

Series III: Programming - This series records the activities of the Program Bureau of Sephardic House and includes such documents pertaining to advertising, planning, and talent. Some of the various events planned by the Program Bureau include the International Sephardic Film Festival, concerts, poetry readings, lectures, tours, educational trips, cooking classes, and Sephardic Experience weekends.

Since its founding in 1978, Sephardic House’s primary mission was the celebration of Sephardic culture primarily through events. In 1990, the Program Bureau was created to respond to the large number of requests that had been received to assist communities in formulating program ideas and providing them with resources and talent.

Series IV: Publications - This series documents the efforts of Sephardic House’s publication division. It includes documents relating to book orders, contracts, funding, Publications committee meeting minutes and correspondence, manuscript selection, and special publications.

Series V: Resources - This series contains the various subject and resource files held by Sephardic House on various aspects of the Sephardic culture and communities and other Jewish organizations. Additionally there are a number of periodicals from other Sephardic organizations.

This series contains various audio-visual materials, ranging from audiocassettes to filmstrips, slides, and photographs related to Sephardim. The majority of documents in this series are slides and photographs.

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Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into six series based on the various aspects of the records and their relation to the mission of Sephardic House. This arrangement was imposed upon the collection to provide a usable framework to access the material within the collection. The material located within each series is primarily arranged alphabetically by folder title and then by chronology of the enclosed material.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The bulk of this collection is open to researchers. The folder located in Box 6, Folder 6 titled "Employment - Labor Records" is restricted due to the sensitive material it contains.

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: info@AmericanSephardiFederation.org

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Related Material

Related material to the instantiation of Sephardic House and its mission can be found in the records of the American Sephardi Federation, 1979-2008 located in the American Sephardi Federation holdings at the Center for Jewish History.

For material related to institutions of Sephardic culture and traditions the holdings of the partners at the Center for Jewish History is a valuable resource in particular those of the American Sephardic Federation. Additionally, the Center has copies of the works published by Sephardic House as well as other works on Sephardic culture, such as cooking and music.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Records of Sephardic House; AR 10; box number; folder number; American Sephardi Federation.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Administrative, 1967-2003, (bulk 1979-2003)

This series is in English.
5.15 linear feet. (9.5 manuscript boxes), Box 1, Folder 1 to Box 9B, Folder 3.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronology.

Scope and Content:

The Administrative series documents the administrative functions of Sephardic House. Documents include accounting records, minutes and correspondence of the Board of Directors, memorandum and correspondence of the Executive Director, financial and fundraising records, labor records, membership records, and press releases. Some material in this series predates the creation of Sephardic House, such as the correspondence of Solomon Gaon writing in the 1960s to the Sephardic community in Sydney, Australia concerning the establishment of the first Sephardic Synagogue there. This material was included amongst the other administrative correspondence and left to maintain order.

Material found in Boxes 9A and 9B was added after the initial processing of the collection had been made. The material added was related to the material found in Box 9.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Accounts Payable - Bad Debts1991-1997
12Accounts Payable - Invoices1994-2002
13Accounts Payable - Invoices - Center for Jewish History2000-2001
14Accounts Payable - Invoices - Marx Myles2001 September
15Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - A1997-2003
16Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - B2002-2003
17Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - C2001-2003
18Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - D2002
19Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - E1999-2002
110Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - F2001-2002
111Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - G2001-2003
112Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - H2002-2005
113Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - IJ2001-2003
114Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - KL2000-2003
115Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - MNO2001-2003
116Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - PQ2002-2003
117Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - RST2001-2003
118Accounts Payable - Paid Bills - UVWXYZ2000-2003
BoxFolderTitleDate
21Accounts Payable - Paid Bills (1 of 2)2000
22Accounts Payable - Paid Bills (2 of 2)2000
23Accounts Payable - Paid Bills (1 of 3)2001
24Accounts Payable - Paid Bills (2 of 3)2001
25Accounts Payable - Paid Bills (3 of 3)2001
26Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - A1999-2003
BoxFolderTitleDate
31Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - B1999-2003
32Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - C2000-2003
33Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - D2000-2003
34Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - E1999-2003
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 5 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - F 2000-2003
3 6 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - G 2000-2003
3 7 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - H 2000-2003
3 8 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - IJ 2000-2003
3 9 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - K 2000-2003
3 10 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - L 2000-2003
3 11 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - M 2000-2003
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - N 2000-2003
4 2 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - O 2000-2003
4 3 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - PQ 2000-2003
4 4 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - R 2000-2003
4 5 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - S (1 of 2) 2000-2003
4 6 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - S (2 of 2) 2000-2003
4 7 RAccounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - T 2001-2003
4 8 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - UV 2000-2003
4 9 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - W 2000-2003
4 10 Accounts Receivable - Paid Book Orders - Z 2000-2003
4 11 Awards - College Essay Contest 1991-1992
4 12 Awards - Sephardic Heritage Award - Benefit 1998 May 19
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 Board of Directors - Correspondence 1990-2003
5 2 Board of Directors - Correspondence - Advisory Board 1989-2000
5 3 Board of Directors - Dues 1988-1993
5 4 Board of Directors - Lists 1991-1999
5 5 Board of Directors - Meeting Notes 1996-1998
5 6 Board of Directors - Minutes 1981-1989
5 7 Board of Directors - Minutes 1990-1995
5 8 Board of Directors - Minutes 1994-2002
5 9 Board of Directors - Minutes 1996-2001
5 10 Board of Directors - Minutes 2002
5 11 Board of Directors - Minutes - Reports 1991
5 12 Board of Directors - National Board - Lilian Feldman 1993 May 7
5 13 Contacts undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Correspondence 1978
6 2 Correspondence 1979
6 3 Correspondence 1986
6 4 Correspondence - Solomon Gaon 1962-1963
6 5 Employment - Internships 1999
6 6 Employment - Labor Records RESTRICTED 2002
6 7 Executive Director - Correspondence 1987-2000
6 8 Executive Director - Correspondence 1998
6 9 Executive Director - Correspondence (1 of 2) 1999
6 10 Executive Director - Correspondence (2 of 2) 1999
6 11 Executive Director - Correspondence (1 of 2) 2000-2001
6 12 Executive Director - Correspondence (2 of 2) 2000-2001
6 13 Executive Director - Correspondence 2002
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Financial Records - Annual Reports 1981
7 2 Financial Records - Programming 1996-1997
7 3 Financial Records - Land Donation - David Sarfarti 1995-1997
7 4 Financial Records - Organization 1959-1991
7 5 Financial Records - Write-Up 2000-2002
7 6 Fundraising 1989-1990
7 7 Fundraising - Luncheon - Colette Avital (1 of 2) 1991-1994
7 8 Fundraising - Luncheon - Colette Avital (2 of 2) 1991-1994
7 9 Fundraising - Potential Donors 1993-1997
7 10 Fundraising - Raffles 1992-1993
7 11 Fundraising - Raffles 1992-1996
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 Fundraising - Raffles 1995 and 1998
8 2 Fundraising - Raffles 1997
8 3 Fundraising - Raffles - Morocco 2001
8 4 Fundraising - Raffles - Turkey 2000
8 5 Fundraising - Tenth Anniversary Campaign 1988
8 6 Grant Funding - Foundation Contacts 1994-1995
8 7 Grant Funding - Grants (1 of 2) 1989-1995
8 8 Grant Funding - Grants (2 of 2) 1989-1995
8 9 Grant Funding - Historical Information 1992-1993
8 10 Grant Funding - Lila Wallace - Reader's Digest Fund - Correspondence 1991-1995
8 11 Grant Funding - Lila Wallace - Reader's Digest Fund - Photos 1991-1992
8 12 Grant Funding - Lincoln Center Community Arts Project 1998
8 13 Grant Funding - Maurice Amado Foundation - Amy Zalman Project 1993 May 15
8 14 Grant Funding - Maurice Amado Foundation - Grant Requests 1988-1992
8 15 Grant Funding - Maurice Amado Foundation - Grant - Start-Up Funds - Resource Catalogue 1993 May 15
8 16 Grant Funding - Maurice Amado Foundation - Life Cycle Grant 1992 May 15
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 Grant Funding - Maurice Amado Foundation - Matching Grant 1998-1999
9 2 Grant Funding - Max and Anna Levinson Foundation 1992-1993
9 3 Membership - Chapters - Highland Park, NJ 1991-1992
9 4 Membership - Chapters - Miscellaneous 1991
9 5 Membership - Chapters - Pacific Northwest Branch 1991
9 6 Membership - Dues 1993
9 7 Membership - Dues 1991-1992
9 8 Membership - Lists 1988-1994
9 9 Membership - Records 1979-1990
9 10 Press Releases 1972-1982
9 11 Press Releases - International Press List 1985-1992
9 12 Press Releases - Jewish Media 1991
9 13 Press Releases - Position Papers and Programming Announcements 1981-1984
9 14 Website 2002
BoxFolderTitleDate
9A1Grant Funding - Maurice Amado Foundation - Matching Grant - Contributors (1 of 2)1998-1999
9A2Grant Funding - Maurice Amado Foundation - Matching Grant - Contributors (2 of 2)1998-1999
9A3Membership - Contributors $100 and Over (1 of 4)2001-2002
9A4Membership - Contributors $100 and Over (2 of 4)2001-2002
9A5Membership - Contributors $100 and Over (3 of 4)2001-2002
BoxFolderTitleDate
9B1Membership - Contributors $100 and Over (4 of 4)2001-2002
9B2Membership - Internet Members (1 of 2)2001-2002
9B3Membership - Internet Members (2 of 2)2001-2002
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Series II: Mailings-Newsletters, 1979-2002

This series is in English.
0.6 linear feet. (10 folders), Box 9, Folder 15 to Box 10, Folder 6.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronology.

Scope and Content:

This series contains the various mailings and newsletters sent by Sephardic House pertaining to various topics and events. These include the main newsletter of Sephardic House.

BoxFolderTitleDate
9 15 Mailings (1 of 3) 1979-1983
9 16 Mailings (2 of 3) 1979-1983
9 17 Mailings (3 of 3) 1979-1983
9 18 Mailings (1 of 2) 1991-1996
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1 Mailings (2 of 2) 1991-1996
10 2 Mailings 1998-2000
10 3 Mailings - Benefits 1992 and 1996
10 4 Mailings - Jews in Arab Countries undated
10 5 Newsletters - ASF - Sephardic Highlights 1992
10 6 Newsletters - Sephardic House 1981-2002
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Series III: Programming, undated, 1979-2010

This series is in English.
6.5 linear feet. (13 boxes), Box 10, Folder 7 to Box 23, Folder 5.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronology.

Scope and Content:

Since its founding in 1978, Sephardic House’s primary mission was the celebration of Sephardic culture primarily through events. In 1990, the Program Bureau was created to respond to the large number of requests that had been received to assist communities in formulating program ideas and providing them with resources and talent.

This series records the activities of the Program Bureau of Sephardic House and includes such documents pertaining to advertising, planning, and talent. Some of the various events planned by the Program Bureau include the International Sephardic Film Festival, concerts, poetry readings, lectures, tours, educational trips, cooking classes, and Sephardic Experience weekends.

BoxFolderTitleDate
10 7 Programming - Advertisements 1980-1985
10 8 Programming - Advertisements 1988-1989
10 9 Programming - Advertisements 1990
10 10 Programming - Advertisements 1991
10 11 Programming - Advertisements 1992
10 12 Programming - Advertisements 1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1 Programming - Advertisements 1994
11 2 Programming - Advertisements 1995
11 3 Programming - Advertisements 1996
11 4 Programming - Advertisements 1997
11 5 Programming - Advertisements 1998-1999
11 6 Programming - Advertisements 2000
11 7 Programming - Advertisements 2001-2002
11 8 Programming - Concerts and Recitals 1982-1983
11 9 Programming - Concerts and Recitals - Carole Basri 1996
11 10 Programming - Concerts and Recitals - Benefit Concert 1994 January 9
11 11 Programming - Concerts and Recitals - Sarfati 1992-1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1 Programming - Cooking Classes 1996
12 2 Programming - Cooking Classes - Menus (1 of 2) 1997-2002
12 3 Programming - Cooking Classes - Menus (2 of 2) 1997-2002
12 4 Conferences - American Sephardi Federation Convention 1994
12 5 Conferences - Case de España : International Symposium 1990-1992
12 6 Conferences - Media and the Middle East 1981-1983
12 7 Conferences - Media and the Middle East - Accounting 1983
12 8 Conferences - The Americanization of a Hispanic Group: The Sephardic Experience in the United States - Clippings 1979-1981
12 9 Conferences - The Americanization of a Hispanic Group: The Sephardic Experience in the United States - Correspondence 1980-1981
12 10 Conferences - The Americanization of a Hispanic Group: The Sephardic Experience in the United States - Mailings and Pamphlets 1981 April 5
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 Conferences - Sephardic Experience - Jews of Egypt 2003
13 2 Conferences - Sephardic Experience - Jews of Greece 1998
13 3 Conferences - Sephardic Experience - Jews of Greece - Registrations 1998
13 4 Conferences - Sephardic Experience - Jews of Iraq 1999
13 5 Conferences - Sephardic Experience - Jews of Iraq - Part II 2000
13 6 Conferences - Sephardic Experience - Jews of Italy 2004
13 7 Conferences - Sephardic Experience - Jews of Italy - Planning and Accounting 2004
13 8 Conferences - Sephardic Experience - Jews of Morocco 2001
13 9 Conferences - Sephardic Experience - Jews of Persia 2002
13 10 Conferences - Sephardic Experience - Jews of Portugal 1997
13 11 Conferences - Sephardic Experience - Jews of Tunisia 1996
13 12 Conferences - Sephardic Experience - Jews of Turkey 2000
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1 Exhibits - Jews from Arab Countries (1 of 2) 1983
14 2 Exhibits - Jews from Arab Countries (2 of 2) 1983
14 3 Exhibits - Jews from Greece: 1880-1930 2003
14 4 Film Festival - Documentary Films - Synopsis and Documents (1 of 2) 1990-2003
14 5 Film Festival - Documentary Films - Synopsis and Documents (2 of 2) 1990-2003
14 6 International Film Festival - 1st 1990
14 7 International Film Festival - 2nd 1992
14 8 International Film Festival - 3rd 1995
14 9 International Film Festival - 4th 1999
14 10 International Film Festival - 5th 2000
14 11 International Film Festival - 6th 2001
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1 International Film Festival - 7th - Advertising 2002
15 2 International Film Festival - 7th - Funding 2002
15 3 International Film Festival - 7th - Guide 2002
15 4 International Film Festival - 8th 2003
15 5 International Film Festival - 8th - Advertising 2002-2003
15 6 International Film Festival - 8th - Directors' Schedules 2003
15 7 International Film Festival - 8th - Film Descriptions 2003
15 8 International Film Festival - 8th - Invitation 2003
15 9 International Film Festival - 8th - Pledges 2003
15 10 International Film Festival - 8th - Proforma Invoices 2003
15 11 International Film Festival - 8th - Yarden Wine Sponsorship 2003
15 12 International Film Festival - 9th 2005
15 13 International Film Festival - 9th - Advertising 2005
15 14 International Film Festival - 9th - Film Selection 2005
15 15 International Film Festival - 9th - Funding 2004
15 16 International Film Festival - 9th - Press 2003-2004
15 17 International Film Festival - 10th (1 of 2) 1999-2006
15 18 International Film Festival - 10th (2 of 2) 1999-2006
15 19 International Film Festival - 10th - Advertising (1 of 3) 2006
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 1 International Film Festival - 10th - Advertising (2 of 3) 2006
16 2 International Film Festival - 10th - Advertising (3 of 3) 2006
16 3 International Film Festival - 10th - Audience Surveys 2006
16 4 International Film Festival - 10th - Press Kits 2006
16 5 International Film Festival - 10th - Press Releases 2006
16 6 International Film Festival - 10th - Set-Up Information 2006
16 7 International Film Festival - 12th 2008
16 8 International Film Festival - 13th 2009
16 9 International Film Festival - 14th 2010
16 10 Film Festival - Other Festivals 1981-2004
16 11 Film Festival - Sacred Spaces, Moving Places: Synagogues in Film History - Fundraising 1995-1996
16 12 Film Festival - Sacred Spaces, Moving Places: Synagogues in Film History - Financial Records 1996 June
16 13 Film Festival - Sacred Spaces, Moving Places: Synagogues in Film History - Ticket Orders 1996 June
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 1 Program Bureau - 18th Anniversary Celebrations 1997
17 2 Program Bureau - Artwork for Advertisements 1987-1996
17 3 Program Bureau - Assorted 1981-1982
17 4 Program Bureau - Assorted 1993-1995
17 5 Program Bureau - Assorted 1996-1998
17 6 Program Bureau - Brooklyn Fair 1983-1984
17 7 Program Bureau - Confirmations (1 of 3) 1990-1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1 Program Bureau - Confirmations (2 of 3) 1990-1998
18 2 Program Bureau - Confirmations (3 of 3) 1990-1998
18 3 Program Bureau - Confirmations (1 of 3) 1999-2003
18 4 Program Bureau - Confirmations (2 of 3) 1999-2003
18 5 Program Bureau - Correspondence 1981-1985
18 6 Program Bureau - Cultural Programs 2002
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 1 Program Bureau - Forms undated
19 2 Program Bureau - General Information (1 of 2) 1990-2000
19 3 Program Bureau - General Information (2 of 2) 1990-2000
19 4 Program Bureau - Graduate Center of City University of New York 1981-1984
19 5 Program Bureau - Literary Soiree 1992-1993
19 6 Program Bureau - Meeting Minutes 1994
19 7 Program Bureau - Requests and Cancellations (1 of 2) 1990-1996
19 8 Program Bureau - Requests and Cancellations (2 of 2) 1990-1996
19 9 Program Bureau - Roster 1980s
19 10 Program Bureau - Roster 1990-1992
19 11 Program Bureau - Singles Programs 1989-1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 1 Girona Project 1993-1994
20 2 Artists - Abecassis, Raphael undated
20 3 Artists - Elbaz, André undated
20 4 Artists - Knell Tamy, Sandi - The Chosen 1992-1997
20 5 Artists - Knell Tamy, Sandi - The Chosen - Donations 1993-1994
20 6 Artists - Knell Tamy, Sandi - The Chosen - Programming and Publicity 1993-1997
20 7 Artists - Knell Tamy, Sandi - The Chosen - Venues 1992-1994
20 8 Artists - Pfeffer, Barbara 1983-1994
20 9 Dancers 1990
20 10 Lecturers (1 of 2) 1979-1991
20 11 Lecturers (2 of 2) 1979-1991
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 1 Lecturers (1 of 3) 1990-1992
21 2 Lecturers (2 of 3) 1990-1992
21 3 Lecturers (3 of 3) 1990-1992
21 4 Lecturers - Curriculum Vitae undated
21 5 Lecturers - Gaon, Solomon 1987
21 6 Lecturers - Lists 1986-1992
21 7 Lecturers - Mushabec, Jane 1985-1990
21 8 Lecturers - Perera, Victor 1992-1995
21 9 Lecturers - Sanua, Victor and Churba, Joseph 1967-1981
21 10 Musicians (1 of 2) 1990-1992
21 11 Musicians (2 of 2) 1990-1992
21 12 Musicians - Edery, Gerard 1992-1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1 Musicians - Frankel, Judy 1996
22 2 Musicians - Jagoda, Flory 1982
22 3 Musicians - Joe Elias Ladino Ensemble, The 1988-1994
22 4 Musicians - Prado, Mayda and Benita Meshulam 1991-1995
22 5 Musicians - Strom, Yale 1991-1992
22 6 Musicians - Uzielly, Hanna 1986-1990
22 7 Theater - Librowicz, Oro 1995-1996
22 8 Theater - Original Works - Muchos Anyos: Stories from Sephardic Lives 1991
22 9 Various Artists 1990-1995
22 10 Tours - American Sephardi Federation - Cruise Brochure 1992
22 11 Tours - French Experience (1 of 2) 1990-1996
22 12 Tours - French Experience (2 of 2) 1990-1996
22 13 Tours - French Experience - Application Forms 1992-1996
22 14 Tours - French Experience - Lists 2001
22 15 Tours - French Experience - Mailing Lists / Schools 1983-1993
22 16 Tours - French Experience - Originals and Documentation 1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 1 Tours - Greek Experience 1999
23 2 Tours - Holocaust Museum 1993-1994
23 3 Tours - Spanish Experience 1997-1999
23 4 Tours - Spanish Experience - Reservations 1998
23 5 Tours - Yeshiva University - Sephardic Discovery Tour of Spain and Portugal 1991-1997
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Series IV: Publications, undated, 1982-2005, (bulk 2003-2005)

This series is in English.
1.0 linear feet. (2 boxes), Box 23, Folder 6 to Box 25, Folder 8.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronology.

Scope and Content:

This series documents the efforts of Sephardic House’s publication division. It includes documents relating to book orders, contracts, funding, Publications committee meeting minutes and correspondence, manuscript selection, and special publications.

BoxFolderTitleDate
23 6 Publications - Book Sales (1 of 3) 2003
23 7 Publications - Book Sales (2 of 3) 2003
23 8 Publications - Book Sales (3 of 3) 2003
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 1 Publications - Book Sales (1 of 4) 2004
24 2 Publications - Book Sales (2 of 4) 2004
24 3 Publications - Book Sales (3 of 4) 2004
24 4 Publications - Book Sales (4 of 4) 2004
24 5 Publications - Book Sales (1 of 2) 2005
24 6 Publications - Book Sales (2 of 2) 2005
24 7 Publications - Book Sales Analysis 1988-1990
24 8 Publications - Haham Gaon - The Sephardic Journey: 1492-1995 1992-1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 1 Publications - Haham Gaon - Memorial Volume: 1995 (1 of 2) 1994-1999
25 2 Publications - Haham Gaon - Memorial Volume: 1995 (2 of 2) 1994-1999
25 3 Publications - Orders / Bills / Lists 1982-1998
25 4 Publications - Publication Committee 1994-2002
25 5 Publications - Publication Fund 1987-1991
25 6 Publications - Publication Prospects 2002
25 7 Publications - Sephardic House Contract (Original) undated
25 8 Publications - Sephardic House Press 1998-2000
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Series V: Resources, undated, 1897-2002, (bulk 1980-2000)

This series is in English, French, Hebrew, Ladino, and Spanish.
4.25 linear feet. (8.5 boxes), Box 25, Folder 9 to Box 33, Folder 7.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronology.

Scope and Content:

This series contains the various subject and resource files held by Sephardic House on various aspects of the Sephardic culture and communities and other Jewish organizations. Additionally there are a number of periodicals from other Sephardic organizations.

BoxFolderTitleDate
25 9 Clippings - Holocaust undated, 1997
25 10 Clippings - Jewish Communities of the World 1994-2000
25 11 Clippings - Jewish Communities of the World - Egypt 1996-2000
25 12 Clippings - Jewish Communities of the World - England and France 1996-1998
25 13 Clippings - Jewish Communities of the World - Greece 1994-2001
25 14 Clippings - Jewish Communities of the World - Holland and Italy 1998-1999
25 15 Clippings - Jewish Communities of the World - Iran 1999-2002
25 16 Clippings - Jewish Communities of the World - Israel 1998-1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
26 1 Clippings - Jewish Communities of the World - Ladino, Lebanese, Morroccan, and North African 1995-1999
26 2 Clippings - Jewish Communities of the World - Latin America 1994-2001
26 3 Clippings - Jewish Communities of the World - Palestine, Rhodes, Sudan, and Syria 1958-1998
26 4 Clippings - Jewish Communities of the World - Portugal 1992-2002
26 5 Clippings - Jewish Communities of the World - Sarajevo, Tudela, Turkey, and Yemen 1992-1998
26 6 Clippings - Jewish Communities of the World - United States 1994-2001
26 7 Educational Resources - Activities and Stories undated
26 8 Educational Resources - Exhibits 1984-1985
26 9 Educational Resources - High School Curriculum 1980-1989
26 10 Educational Resources - Lesson Plans undated
26 11 Educational Resources - Sephardic Music Project 1999
26 12 Governments - Consulate of Spain 1995-1996
26 13 Governments - Israeli Consulate undated
26 14 Organizations - Alliance Israelite Universelle 1992-1993
26 15 Organizations - American Friends of Greek Jewry 1997-1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
27 1 Organizations - American Friends of the Girona Museum and Institute 2002
27 2 Organizations - Association of Jewish Libraries 1997
27 3 Organizations - Beth Hatefutsoth 1983-1993
27 4 Organizations - Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE) 1986-1991
27 5 Organizations - Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE) - Correspondence 1988
27 6 Organizations - Institut Judeo-Espagnol de France (IJEF) 1993
27 7 Organizations - Ivri-NASAWI (New Association of Sephardi/Mizrahi Artists and Writers International) 1996-2000
27 8 Organizations - Los Amigos Sepharadi 1987-1993
27 9 Organizations - Lower East Side Tenement Museum 1991-2000
27 10 Organizations - National Foundation for Jewish Culture 1985-1992
27 11 Organizations - Organizations and Museums 1990-1998
27 12 Organizations - Sephardic Groups in Israel 1987
27 13 Organizations - Sephardic Educational Center 1991-1995
27 14 Organizations - United Jewish Appeal - Task Force on Women 1987-1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
28 1 Organizations - United Jewish Appeal - Women Playwrights 1987-1995
28 2 Organizations - World Monuments Fund 1992-1996
28 3 Organizations - Yemenite Jewish Federation of America 1989-2000
28 4 Periodicals - Magazines on Sephardim (1 of 2) 1995-1998
28 5 Periodicals - Magazines on Sephardim (2 of 2) 1995-1998
28 6 Periodicals - Newsletters - Abravanel Family and Gomez House 1994-1998
28 7 Periodicals - Newsletters - American Association of Jewish Friends of Turkey 1989-1995
28 8 Periodicals - Newsletters - Embassy of Spain, Cultural Information Bulletin 1994
28 9 Periodicals - Newsletters - Erensia Sefardi 1993-1996
28 10 Periodicals - Newsletters - Gomez Mill House 1995-2002
28 11 Periodicals - Newsletters - Historical Society of Jews from Egypt 1995-1996
28 12 Periodicals - Newsletters - Holocaust Resource Center and Archives 1992-1993
28 13 Periodicals - Newsletters - Jewish Museum of Greece 1990-1996
28 14 Periodicals - Newsletters - Jewish Arts Etc. in New England and Beyond 1992-1993
28 15 Periodicals - Newsletters - Judaica News 1992
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 1 Periodicals - Newsletters - Ke Haber? Sephardi Federation of Palm Beach County 1996-1997
29 2 Periodicals - Newsletters - Lashon 1995
29 3 Periodicals - Newsletters - La lettre Sepharade (1 of 2) 1992-1997
29 4 Periodicals - Newsletters - La lettre Sepharade (2 of 2) 1992-1997
29 5 Periodicals - Newsletters - La Mimouna 1988
29 6 Periodicals - Newsletters - Noti FeSeLa 1996
29 7 Periodicals - Newsletters - The Romaniote 2002
29 8 Periodicals - Newsletters - Sephardi: Newsletter of the Michigan Sephardic Community 1994-1995
29 9 Periodicals - Newsletters - SNOA Bulletin 1995-1997
29 10 Periodicals - Newsletters - Southwest Jewish History 1992-1993
29 11 Periodicals - Newsletters - Tunisia Digest 1995
29 12 Periodicals - Newsletters - El Vocero 1996 January-July
29 13 Sephardic House - History 1986-1999
29 14 Sephardic House - Records / Reports / Certificate of Incorporation / Proposals 1984-1992
29 15 Sephardic House - Songs for Hanukkah undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 1 Subject Files - Angel, Marc D. undated, 1969-1994
30 2 Subject Files - Arts / Culinary Art 1992-2001
30 3 Subject Files - Canada 1992
30 4 Subject Files - Carribean 1990-1995
30 5 Subject Files - Central and South America 1982-1994
30 6 Subject Files - Congregation Shearith Israel 1930-1993
30 7 Subject Files - Customs 1982-1990
30 8 Subject Files - Egypt 1984-1995
30 9 Subject Files - Ethiopia 1990-1994
30 10 Subject Files - Europe 1983-1994
30 11 Subject Files - Fiction Films 1970-2000
30 12 Subject Files - France 1984-1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 1 Subject Files - Genealogy undated, 1998-2001
31 2 Subject Files - Genealogy - Miriam Weiner 1986-1993
31 3 Subject Files - Genealogy Requests 1997-2001
31 4 Subject Files - General (1 of 2) 1984-1995
31 5 Subject Files - General (2 of 2) 1984-1995
31 6 Subject Files - Gibralter undated
31 7 Subject Files - Great Britain 1985 August 23
31 8 Subject Files - Greece 1984-1985
31 9 Subject Files - Hungary 1987 July 3
31 10 Subject Files - Iran 1987-1994
31 11 Subject Files - Israel 1980-1995
31 12 Subject Files - Jews of New Mexico 1992-1995
31 13 Subject Files - Jewish Community of Zaire undated
31 14 Subject Files - Judeo-Spanish 1873-1989
31 15 Subject Files - Judeo-Spanish - Haim Vidal Sephiha 1983-1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
32 1 Subject Files - Marranos 1992-1993
32 2 Subject Files - Morocco and North Africa 1984-1995
32 3 Subject Files - Muslim Lands 1988-1992
32 4 Subject Files - Netherlands 1992-1993
32 5 Subject Files - Responsa Literature undated
32 6 Subject Files - Russia 1995 Jul 13
32 7 Subject Files - Sephardic Events 1996-2000
32 8 Subject Files - Sephardic Studies - Essays and Bibliographies (1 of 2) 1961-1970
32 9 Subject Files - Sephardic Studies - Essays and Bibliographies (2 of 2) 1961-1970
32 10 Subject Files - Sephardic Studies - Music and Poetry undated, 1958-1996
32 11 Subject Files - Sephardic Studies - Congregation Shearith Israel 1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
33 1 Subject Files - Sephardic Websites undated
33 2 Subject Files - Spain and Portugal (1 of 3) 1987-1996
33 3 Subject Files - Spain and Portugal (2 of 3) 1987-1996
33 4 Subject Files - Spain and Portugal (3 of 3) 1987-1996
33 5 Subject Files - United States and North America (1 of 2) 1967-2000
33 6 Subject Files - United States and North America (2 of 2) 1967-2000
33 7 Subject Files - Yemenite Jews 1986-1995
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Series VI: Audio-Visual, undated, 1957-2002

This series is in English, French, Hebrew, Ladino, and Spanish.
1.5 linear feet. (1 manuscript box, 1 half-size box and 2 card boxes), Box 34, Folder 1 to Box 34, Folder 5 and Box 35 to Box 36.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronology. The container listing for Boxes 35 and 36 is itemized and has not been organized into folders, therefore the title given the item is located on the item.

Scope and Content:

This series contains various audio-visual materials, ranging from audiocassettes to filmstrips, slides, and photographs related to Sephardim. The majority of documents in this series are slides and photographs.

Material in Box 37 was added after the initial processing of the collection. This material provides additional visual information about the activities of Sephardic House.

BoxFolderTitleDate
34 1 Photographs - Assorted 1988-1991
34 2 Photographs - Exhibit - The Chosen 1992
34 3 Slides - Exhibit - The Chosen 1992
34 4 Slides - Israel and Jerusalem undated
34 5 Slides - Jewish Cemetery undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
35 1 Slides - Jews of Buchara (1-38) undated
35 2 Slides - Jews of Iraq (1-38) undated
35 3 Slides - Jews of Iraq (39-66) undated
35 4 Slides - Jews of Kurdistan (1-41) undated
35 5 Slides - Jews of Kurdistan (42-70) undated
35 6 Slides - Jews of Morrocco (1-40) undated
35 7 Slides - Jews of Morrocco (41-70) undated
35 8 Slides - Jews of Morrocco - Assorted undated
35 9 Slides - Jews of Yemen (1-40) undated
35 10 Slides - Jews of Yemen (41-60) undated
35 11 Slides - Salute to Israel Parade undated
35 12 Slides - Duplicates undated
35 13 Slides - 34-100 In the Communities of Israel: ha-Yamim ha-Nora'im undated
35 14 Slides - 34-101 In the Communities of Israel: Sukkot ve-Simchat Torah undated
35 15 Slides - 34-102 In the Communities of Israel: hag-ha Hanukkah(with book) undated
35 16 Slides - 34-103 In the Communities of Israel: Purim undated
35 17 Slides - 34-104 In the Communities of Israel: hag ha-Pesach undated
35 18 Filmstrip - Major Noah (with book) 1957
35 19 Filmstrip - The Bible: Land and Life - The Promise: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (with book) 1975
35 20 Filmstrip - A Tree Grows in Israel undated
35 21 Filmstrip - Israel Celebrates Passover undated
35 22 Filmstrip - ORT: A Bridge 100 Years Long undated
35 23 Photographs - Assorted 1988-1991
35 24 Audiocassette - A - Shire Ha-Bakashot Beit Ha-Keneset Har-Tsiyon ha-Sefardi Hazen Abraham Kaspi undated
35 25 Audiocassette - B - Shire ha-Bekashot-Beit ha-Keneset ha-Sefardi Har-Tsiyon Hazon-Rav Abraham Kaspi undated
35 26 Audiocassette - C - Beit ha-keneset Har-Tsiyon Sefardi Shire ha-Bekashot - Abraham Caspi: Hazon undated
35 27 Audiocassette - D - Shire Ha-bekeshot Beit Ha-keneset Har-Tsiyon ha-Saferdi - Avraham Kaspi: Hazon undated
35 28 Audiocassette - E - (Side A) - Kehilat Har-Tsiyon Minhaha Shire Ha-bekashot (Side B) - Mitkadmin-Le-Ma-ariv undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
36 1 Photographs - Cocktail Benefit (1 of 2) 1997 May 8
36 2 Photographs - Cocktail Benefit (2 of 2) 1997 May 8
36 3 Photographs - Programmming 1994-1995
36 4 Photographs - French Programming - Nice 1995
36 5 Photographs - Moroccan Experience (1 of 2) 2001 January 27-28
36 6 Photographs - Moroccan Experience (2 of 2) 2001 January 27-28
36 7 Photographs - 5th International Sephardic Film Festival (1 of 5) 2000 December 2-10
36 8 Photographs - 5th International Sephardic Film Festival (2 of 5) 2000 December 2-10
36 9 Photographs - 5th International Sephardic Film Festival (3 of 5) 2000 December 2-10
36 10 Photographs - 5th International Sephardic Film Festival (4 of 5) 2000 December 2-10
36 11 Photographs - 5th International Sephardic Film Festival (5 of 5) 2000 December 2-10
36 12 Photographs - Lincoln Square Synagogue - 35th Annual Celebration 2000 June 17
36 13 Photographs - Iraqi Exhibition (1 of 2) 2000 April 7-9
36 14 Photographs - Iraqi Exhibition (2 of 2) 2000 April 7-9
36 15 Photographs - Turkish Experience 2000 January
36 16 Photographs - Sephardic Film Festival 1995
36 17 Photographs - Iranian Experience 2002 March 22-24
36 18 Photographs - 6th International Sephardic Film Festival 2001 December 1-9
36 19 Photographs - The Jews of Portugal 2001 October-November
36 20 Photographs - Sephardic House Benefit - Musical Soiree 1993 March 18
36 21 Photographs - Sephardic Film Festival 1990 February
36 22 Photographs - Memorial Day Service 1988 May
36 23 Photographs - Gerona Exhibit 1989 December 6
36 24 Photographs - Sephardic House Film Festival - Reception 1990 February
36 25 Photographs - Programming - Flory Jagoda 1994-1995
36 26 Photographs - Programming - Yale Strom 1992
36 27 Photographs - Cocktail Reception 1997 May 8
36 28 Photographs - Programming - Al Hambra Concert 1996 February
36 29 Photographs - Spanish Institute 1997 March
36 30 Photographs - Italian Institute 1996
36 31 Photographs - Programming 1996
36 32 Photographs - Sephardic Experience 1996-1997
36 33 Photographs - Iraqi Experience 1999 January 1
36 34 Photographs - Programming 1994-1995
36 35 Photographs - Programming - Ofri Eliaz 1998 November 14
36 36 Photographs - Newsletter 1995 Fall
36 37 Photographs - Programming - Nico Castel (1 of 2) 1998 May
36 38 Photographs - Programming - Nico Castel (2 of 2) 1998 May
36 39 Photographs - Newsletter 1999 Spring
36 40 Photographs - Newsletter 1998 Fall
36 41 Photographs - Newsletter 2000 Fall
36 42 Photographs - Yom Hashoa and Yom Haatzmaut 2001 Spring
36 43 Photographs - Roger Mendes 2002 November 29
36 44 Photographs - Portraits in Archives undated
36 45 Photographs - Programming - Semana Sepharad 1988 December 15
36 46 Photographs - Hannukah Open House 1988 December
36 47 Photographs - Morocco Experience 2002 January
36 48 Photographs - Assorted 1988-1993
36 49 Photographs - Assorted 1993-2001
36 50 Postcards undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
37 1 Photographs - Sisterhood Rosh Hodesh undated
37 2 Photographs - Gaon Reception - Opening Film Festival - Exhibitions 1993-1994
37 3 Photographs - Sephardic House Benefit Luncheon 1992 June 6
37 4 Photographs - Cemetery 1988 February 29
37 5 Photographs - Lecture - Maurice Lamm 1989 January 21
37 6 Photographs - Sephardic House Concerts 1991 December 8-12
37 7 Photographs - Memorial Day Service at Chatham Square Cemetery 1988 May 27
37 8 Photographs - Sephardic Fair 1988 March 13
37 9 Photographs - Signing of Women Electors Ceremony 1989 December 6
37 10 Photographs - Sisterhood Rosh Hodesh - Dinner 1988 June 7
37 11 Photographs - Israel Sephardic Seminar - CAJE Conference 1988 July
37 12 Photographs - Sisterhood Luncheon 1987 October
37 13 Photographs - Film Festival at Lincoln Center 1992 December
37 14 Photographs - Cultural Season 1995-1996
37 15 Photographs - Benefit Luncheon 1993 June 6
37 16 Photographs - Assorted undated
37 17 Photographs - Assorted undated
37 18 Photographs - Rev. Dr. A. Lopez Cardozo Book Reception 1987 December 13
37 19 Photographs - Benefit Luncheon undated
37 20 Photographs - Assorted undated
37 21 Photographs - Fall Programming 1997-1998
37 22 Photographs - Sephardic House near Apple Bank 1997 October 26
37 23 Photographs - Greek Experience 1998 January
37 24 Photographs - Greek Experience 1998 January 16-18
37 25 Photographs - Greek Experience 1998
37 26 Photographs - Sephardic Film Festival 1999 May 10-12
37 27 Photographs - Sephardic Film Festival - Gala 1999 May 10
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