Newsletter for Autumn 2021

Director’s Message – Autumn 2021

Shana tova. May the new year bring health and tikkun olam. Despite the surge in the Covid Delta variant, Sephardi Voices has just gone through a period of extraordinary productivity. The production of our coffee table book, Sephardi Voices: The Untold Expulsion of Jews from Arab Lands, was completed and is now at the printer; a grant from the Florida Humanities Council led to our first program in Spanish in June, and the Canadian Sephardi Collection is near completion with plans moving forward for a launch event with the Library Archives Canada in 2022.

Gladys (Mooallem) Daoud has been appointed our Director of Canadian Programming and Adam Knelman Ostry our Director of European Programming. Gladys is a Jewish refugee who fled Iraq under Saddam Hussein. Adam is a career public servant and proudly carries a Jewish identity.

In the coming months, Sephardi Voices will be collaborating with Israeli Consulates and organizations in Canada and the USA for Yom Plitim (November 30th) events via zoom. I look forward to sharing with you many Sephardi stories to commemorate and celebrate the rich Sephardi legacy.

Please join us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and on our Zoom events.

Henry Green

ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of European Programming – Adam Knelman Ostry

Sephardi Voices is pleased to announce that Mr. Adam Knelman Ostry, a Canadian and British national and a permanent resident of France, has been appointed as its Director of European programming.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Canadian Programming – Gladys Daoud

Sephardi Voices is pleased to announce that Gladys Daoud has been appointed the Director of Canadian Programming. Born in Baghdad Iraq, Gladys is fully trilingual in English, French and Arabic.

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Past Events (Spring and Summer 2021)

The spring and summer of 2021 saw several exciting and informative events including a feature story in FORUM, the Magazine of Florida Humanities and several Zoom lectures by Sephardi Voice Executive Director Henry Green.

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Upcoming Events (Autumn 2021)

October 7, 2021

Miles Nadal JCC in Toronto in partnership Sephardi Voices will present The Hidden Jews of Brazil, a presentation on the descendants of the conversos of Brazil.

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