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300 Queen Anne Ave. N.  #267
Seattle, WA 98109-4599

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MAY 27-31, 2019  |  SEATTLE

The biennial Erensya conference brings together Sephardic Jews from different communities around the world – including Seattle. It is one way the Spanish government works toward maintaining ties with the Sephardic world. It also provides a venue for establishing relationships, networking and celebrating our unique “erensya,” or heritage.

Erensya is held every other year. The first was in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the second was in Istanbul, Turkey. The third took place in Spring 2015 in the Spanish cities of Madrid and Ávila with more than 80 participants from over 35 communities and institutions participating. This year's is the first held in an English-speaking community and will draw delegates from about 25 different communities from across North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia.


May 27, 7:30pm: 

Rhodes Exhibit with curator Aron Hasson 

Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, 5217 S. Brandon St.
Seattle, WA 98118

Dessert reception following.

May 29th, 7:30pm:

Sefarad travel presentation followed by a concert of Ladino music

by Liliana Benveniste

Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave., Seattle WA 98101

Dessert reception following.

To register to attend, click here!

May 30th, 7:30pm:

Screening of documentary film, Tu Boca en los Cielos

(Your Wishes in Heaven), which traces the history of Sephardic Jews

in North Africa and the unique form of Ladino spoken there.

The Majestic Bay Theater, 2044 NW Market St., Seattle WA 98107.

To register to attend, click here!

Doreen Alhadeff participates in a news conference in Spain in advance of Erensya. 

Doreen Alhadeff presents the gift of Erensya to King Felipe VI of Spain (right).