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Ahaba Ve Ahva Multimedia

From this Egyptian Jewish synagogue in Brooklyn, New York comes this collection of recordings of the liturgy for various holidays.

American Sephardii Federation

Information about the events and publications of this organization that “preserves and promotes the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities as an integral part of the Jewish experience.“

Association International Nebi Daniel

This organization is devoted to the preservation of the heritage of the Jews of Egypt. The website in English, French and Portuguese provides information about the community registers, synagogues, cemeteries, documents and artifacts of the Egyptian Jewish community as well as a set of relevant links.


This is the home of “a new teen program to inspire the love of the Ladino language and the Sephardic traditions.” The site provides information about the group's activities, sources for learning Ladino, and Sephardic holiday traditions.

Center for the Heritage of Libyan Jews

This Hebrew language site provides information about the history and traditions of the Jews of Libya and about the Museum of Libyan Jews in Israel.


This Hebrew language site provides stories from the Sephardic tradition. You can browse by rabbi (chacham), topic, or community. There are also videos and podcasts.

Community Magazine

Describing itself as “the most widely circulated Sephardic monthly in the world,” this US site provides access to the issues of the magazine that you can download as pdfs or read online. There is also a directory of synagogues, schools, gemachs and organizations.

Diarna: Mapping Mizrahi Heritage

“Diarna, “Our Homes” in Judeo-Arabic, is a project dedicated to virtually preserving Mizrahi (“Eastern”) Jewish history through the lens of physical location. Satellite imagery, photographs, videos, oral history, and even three-dimensional models offer a unique digital window onto sites and communities disappearing before our very eyes.” The site in English, French, Hebrew and Arabic includes video tours and 3-D reconstructions of Jewish sites in the Middle East.

Dictionary of Ladino

This dictionary is an outgrowth of a discussion group on Ladino. There is a Ladino-Hebrew dictionary as well as a Hebrew-Ladino dictionary. You can browse by letter or search by word.

Discovering and Documenting England's Lost Jews

This site “explores and documents the hidden histories of the Sephardi Jews, who came to England during the 17th century and who remained to enrich England’s culture.” It provides information about the Novo Cemetery and notable Sephardi Jews.

Distinctions: A Sephardi and Mizrahi Journal

“Distinctions is the online quarterly journal of JIMENA that elevates the voices and talents of Sephardi and Mizrahi scholars, researchers, artists and activists. Our content challenges traditional narratives about Jewish people and communities, and addresses contemporary Jewish concerns through a classical Sephardi and Mizrahi lens.”

Documenting Judeo-Spanish in Solitreo

Solitreo refers to the Hebrew-based cursive script once used by Sephardim; it is the cursive variety of the Rashi alphabet. This site deals with Ladino documents written in this script. You can learn how to write this alphabet here as well.

E'Eleh BeTamar: Yemenite Jewish Tradition

The website of this group in English and Hebrew describes it work preserving the heritage of the Jews of Yemen. The Hebrew part of the site includes a great deal of information about the culture and traditions of Yemenite Jews including their songs and a dictionary of Yemenite Hebrew terms.

European Sephardic Institute 

Description:In English, Spanish, and French, this searchable site has areas about the groups goals and membership along with links to their hosted publications,


Launched in 2017 and created by Chris Silver of McGill University, is dedicated to preserving the Jewish musical of North Africa, one record at a time.

Hacham Hayomi: The Daily Sage

The Daily Sage is an online Hebrew-language database of the teachings of Sephardic rabbis. You can search by country, rabbi or values.

Harif: The Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa

“HARIF is a UK association representing Jews from North Africa and the Middle East, and dedicated to promoting their history, culture and heritage.” The site provides a list of videos and some relevant links.

Harissa: Tunisian Jews 

Through this searchable site in English and French named after a spicy Tunisian condiment, you can learn about the history, religion, customs, arts, food, and music of the Tunisian community. There are also ads, a chat room, photos, and a hypertext list of Tunisian cities.

Honoring Former Jewish Communities in Arab Lands and Iran

This Hebrew language site from the Israeli Ministry of Social Equality, in association with the Yad Ben Zvi Institute, is devoted to the history of Jews from Arab lands and Iran.


Subtitled "Jewish Sephardic Magazine," this monthly publication offers news and information of interest to the Sephardi community, particularly in the Greater New York area.

International Center for Syrian Jewish Heritage

Publications, archives and films of this museum dedicated to the history of Jews in Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon.


The aim of is to perpetuate the history, heritage, culture and traditions of Babylonian Jewry. The site features biographies and information about the Iraqi community in the United States.

Iraqi Jewish Archives

Information about this group that advocates keeping the archives of the Jews of Iraq in the US instead of sending them back to Iraq, where there is no longer a Jewish community.

Jewish Heritage Alliance

This site is devoted to “the promotion of the much-neglected saga of Sefarad, the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula.” It provides information about Jewish life in Spain and Portugal before the expulsion of the Jews and also deals with conversos.

Jimena: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa

“JIMENA seeks recognition for the nearly one million Jews indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa who were displaced from their country of origin.” The site is providing a comprehensive overview of Jewish life in 11 different Sephardi Jewish communities, personal stories and relevant links.


This French-language site provides information about the history of Jews and Jewish communities in Algeria over the last 2000 years.

Justice for Jews from Arab Countries

The goal of this site is to represent the interests of Jews from Arab countries by recognizing and recording their legacy. The site offers narratives of Jewish life by country and has documents In English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew and Arabic.

Ladinokomunita: Ladino Preservation Council

Information about this group seeking to preserve the language of Ladino. There are resources for learning Ladino and access to the group's publications.

Moreshet Morocco: Preservation of the Tradition of the Jews of Morocco

This site in French and Hebrew provides access to material about the history, culture and leaders of the Moroccan Jewish community.

Organization of Damascus Jews from Syria Living in Israel

This Hebrew language site provides information about the organization and the history and customs of Syrian Jews from Damascus. Of particular interest is the genealogical information including lists of family names.

Ottoman-Turkish Sephardic Cultural Research Center

“Founded in 2003 in Istanbul, the Ottoman-Turkish Sephardic Cultural Research Center is the hub for information about the Jewish communities of Turkey.
The Center collects, archives, and documents Sephardic cultural productions to promote the survival, celebration, and academic study of religious and secular traditions, food, music, and the Judeo-Spanish language.“ The website has material in Turkish, English and Spanish.

People of the Book

The goal of this site in English and Arabic is to educate Arabs about Judaism. The site also has numerous oral histories of Jews from various Arabic-speaking countries.

Rabat Genizah

The Rabat Genizah Project is a digital archive of Moroccan Jewish documents. The project is based at Lewis & Clark College in Oregon and in partnership with the Casablanca Jewish Museum in Morocco. It seeks to document Jewish life in Morocco.

Research Studies Center of Iranian Jews

Extensive collection of materials in English and Persian about the life, culture and history of Jews in Iran. The site has information about cemeteries and genealogy in Iran.

S and P Central

“An information hub for Spanish and Portuguese and Western Sephardic Jewish communities.” This site in a variety of languages provides information about the special history, traditions, melodies, and cuisine these communities."


Devoted to the history and culture of Sephardic Jews, this site in French provides information about the Association des Amis de la Lettre Sépharade and its activities. It also has material about the history, culture and genealogy of Sephardic Jews.

Sephardi Center

A project from Centropa entitled “Jewish Witness to a European Century,” this site seeks to preserve the heritage of Jews from Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania,
Greece, Macedonia, Bosnia, Croatia, Turkey and the Balkans. You can view information about people and towns along with pictures and documents about them. The site also contains films, recipes, essays and travel stories.

Sephardi Voices

Sephardi Voices is an audio-visual archive that documents and preserves life stories and photographs from around the world. Interviews are conducted in three major languages, Hebrew, French and English, as well as Judeo-Arabic, Ladino and Haquetia.

Sephardi Voices UK

Oral histories of Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews from the Middle East, North Africa and Iran who settled in the UK, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews from the Middle East, North Africa and Iran who settled in the UK.

Sephardic Heritage Museum

“The Sephardic Heritage Museum houses the largest known collection of artifacts and archives documenting the history of the Jewish communities of Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and other regions dating back some 3,000 years.” The website features a series of videos on the history of Sephardi Jews in the US and access to the museum's archives of 50,000 documents, nearly 1,000 artifacts, more than 600 manuscripts, hundreds of books, photographs, letters, and maps.

Sephardic Horizons

This electronic magazine, which began publication in 2011, focuses on topics about Sephardim. The full text of the articles are available, as are those of back issues.

Sephardic Pizmonim Project

This site is devoted to the liturgical traditions of the Middle Eastern Sephardic Jewish communities, with a particular emphasis on the melodies and rules of Syrian hazzanut. The site is browsable by category and provides many examples of cantillations in mp3 format.

Spanish Portuguese Hub

This site serves as a hub of communal information about Western Sephardim, the Jews of Spain and Portugal around the world. The site includes information about their food, customs, texts, melodies and communities.

Tarbut Sefarad

Spanish language portal for news and information about Sephardic culture in Spain.

The Folk Literature of Sephardic Jews

A multimedia archive of ballads and other oral literature in Judeo-Spanish collected from 1957 to 1993 by Samuel G. Armistead (University of California, Davis), the late Joseph H. Silverman (University of California, Santa Cruz), and Israel J. Katz. You can search the archive by words and phrases, view the tapes by date and place of recording, and listen to the recordings.

The Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture

This organization seeks to preserve the Ladino heritage of the the Sephardic communities of Turkey, Greece, the Balkans, Europe and the U.S. Its site offers information about the history and genealogy of Sephardic Jews, academic papers on these topics, and information and samples of Ladino.


Created by Yossi Perry, this Hebrew language site is devoted to recording the customs and traditions, stories, proverbs, recipes, biographies of rabbis and cities in Tunisia. There is a list of chief rabbis and a library of Torah books written by the Tunisian rabbis.

Voces de Haketia

“Voces de Ḥaketía has been created in 2007 with the purpose of keeping the Ḥaketía language alive, while exploring and introducing the history and culture of Moroccan Jewry. Ḥaketía is the Judeo-Spanish vernacular spoken primarily in Northern Morocco (Ladino being the liturgical language). “

Worldwide North Africa Jewish Heritage Center

“The Worldwide North Africa Jewish Heritage Center, is a unique center of culture based in Jerusalem. It offers the general public with permanent and temporary exhibitions showing the extraordinary history and heritage of the Jews communities of North Africa. The crown of the center is an audio-visual presentation, that include documents, movies, music, bibliography, and pictures telling the thrilling narrative of the Jewish communities in Morocco, Algeria and Tunis.” While the site is in English, French and Hebrew, most of the material is in Hebrew.


This Spanish language site is a portal that publishes news in Spanish and Ladino about Sephardic communities across the world.


This Spanish language site from Buenos Aires, Argentina is a portal that publishes news in Spanish and Ladino about Sephardic communities across the world.

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