Activities include lectures, panels, lunch, reception, concert.
The event is sponsored by The Maurice Amado Foundation in conjunction with UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life. Programs will take place at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, Stephen S. Wise Temple, USC's Davidson Executive Conference Center, HUC-JIR, Sinai Temple, UCLA's Royce Hall and UCLA Hillel.
Sunday, November 16
Who are the Sephardim and How Have They Been Studied
Panel: Intellectual Issues of Sephardim/Mizrachim Today
An Assessment of Sephardic Studies
Jewish Voices of the East: Divahn and Hazzan Farid Dardashti
Monday, November 17, USC
Sephardic Cultural Studies Today
Sephardi/Mizrachi Cultural Interaction
Distinctness in Sephardi/Mizrachi Jewish Languages
12:30-2pm (HUC-JIR near USC)
Speaker and art exhibit
The Diversity of Sephardi/Mizrachi Culture
Rise of the Persian Jewish Community in Los Angeles
Tuesday, November 18,UCLA
Promised Lands? Israel, America, Los Angeles
Where are the Sephardi/Mizrachi Jews?
Sephardic Jews in Los Angeles
"Future Directions." Lunch/Discussion Panel
Centropa Exhibition: "Witness to a Sephardic Century: Images of a World Destroyed"
Registration required by October 31. Full conference, $150; One day (include's evening session), $65; Sunday evening, $25; Monday evening, $15; Students should email here.
An excellent guide to Sephardic Internet resources is here.
Read the conference brochure here. For expanded details, click here.