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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.

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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.

News & Announcements
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Sephardic Passover Guide 2024

April 3 2024

Pesah Alegre! We want to wish you all a happy Passover, filled with joy, laughter, and love of our Sephardic traditions. Below you can find a link to a number of critical resources for a traditional Pesah, including our Sephardic Passover Guide, Ladino Liturgy and Sephardic Customs for the holiday, as well as a list of kosher for Passover products according to Sepharadim.

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Announcing Our National Delegation Tour of Jewish Rhodes & Kus

July 15-23 2024

We are thrilled to announce a Special Sephardic Delegation from the United States to the Islands of Rhodes & Kos for this Summer! The Sephardic Brotherhood will be leading this special tour to coincide with the 80th international commemoration of the Deporations of the Jews of Rhodes and Kos, hosted by the Jewish Community of Rhodes.

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Greek Jewish Festival

May 19 2024

Join the Greek Jewish Festival as we celebrate the unique Romaniote and Sephardic heritage of the Jews of Greece. Experience a feast for the senses including authentic kosher Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, traditional dance performances with live Greek and Sephardic music, an outdoor marketplace full of vendors, arts and educational activities for kids, and much more!

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.

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. 

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