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About Us

The Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America is the largest Sephardic benevolent organization of its kind in the United States. Our mission is to support the financial, social, educational, and religious welfare of Sephardic families who derive their lineage from the Ladino-speaking Jewish communities of Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans. Through a host of services and programs, the Brotherhood is dedicated to caring for and strengthening our Sephardic community.

 

Founded in 1916 as the Salonician Brotherhood of America, Inc. by immigrant Jews from the city of Salonica (Thessaloniki) in modern day Greece, the Brotherhood has worked to serve the most needy in our communities and create a home for Sephardic Jews from around the world.

Sephardic Resources

The Brotherhood prides itself on providing all different types of resources to our membership and the wider Sephardic community. In addition, on this website you can find introductory information on Ladino (Judeo-Espanyol) which is the traditional language spoken by Sephardic Jews.

Our new Sephardic Songs and Hazzanut Database can help anyone learn the traditional liturgy from Sephardic communities worldwide. Our partnerships with various academic institutions link rare manuscripts and educational resources to the wider Jewish world.

Programs & Events

Learn more about our incredible Sephardic culture and traditions through some of our amazing community programs and events! 

We believe that engaging with the next generation of Sephardic Jews is critical to ensure our community's ability to thrive. Through initiatives such as our Scholarship Program, Sephardic Birthright Israel Trip, and Young Professionals Network, we are able to help the youth of our communities reconnect with their roots in fun and meaningful ways. 

News & Announcements
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Sephardic Brotherhood Shabbat in Seattle 

June 27-28 2024

Join our National President Sedat Behar and Managing Director Ethan Marcus for a special Sephardic Community Shabbat in Seattle with our affiliate Congregations Sephardic Bikur Holim and Ezra Bessaroth as we paint a vision for "A New Sephardic Future - A Vision for Sephardic Life in America" with a special Shabbat morning Presentation followed by a delicious Sephardic Kiddush and afternoon Minha presentation.

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Irving Barocas z"L Memorial Scholarship Awards Ceremony

June 8, 2024

The Scholarship & Education Committee of the Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America cordially invites you to join us as we recognize the Academic Achievement of our Student Members in person. Join us on Sunday June 8th for a special awards ceremony for 30 extraordinary student community members and delicious Sephardic food. Felisitasiones - Congratulations to all our 2024 Scholarship Award Recipients!

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Sephardic Community Float at the Israel on Fifth Parade

June 2, 2024

Join our float as we proudly march as a united Sephardic & Romaniote community in support of the State of Israel. We proudly welcome our partner institutions and affiliate congregations including Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum, the Greek Jewish & Sephardic Young Professionals Network, Congregation Mikveh Israel, Congregation Shearith Israel, Etz Ahaim Sephardic Congregation, and the American Sephardi Federation.

National Strategic Plan
International Sephardic Community Gala Highlights
Learn About Our Multi-year Plan Revolutionizing the Sephardic Community!
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Our Vision: To connect, support, and educate individuals, families and congregations of Sephardic Jews in the United States, to inspire and empower its members and to strengthen all Sephardic identities and communities throughout the country, to facilitate their vibrancy.

An Evening Dedicated to Building the Next Sephardic Generation
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Our Biannual International Sephardic Community Gala & Global Summit brings together over 300 Sephardic Community leaders from hubs around the world, including Greece, Turkey, Mexico, Canadao, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Sephardic hubs from across the United States.

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