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Sunday, February 21 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The Rebirth of Ladino and Its Culture: Our Lost Ladino Brethren Return Home

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Presumed dead since the Holocaust, Ladino culture has been fondly reminisced for over half a century. Ladino Sephardim have spread thinly all over the globe, and have been engulfed by other Jewish traditions. Over the past few years, we are witnessing a return of the Ladino progeny to the glory of their ancestors. This has come about with the security of relative peace, the urgency of a world demanding authenticity, and by increased connectivity through the Internet and travel. Since 2013, International Ladino Day has been celebrated annually and Ladino language and classes are becoming more available. Sephardim from the Ottoman Empire are reconnecting with their heritage. Join the Balkan Jewish Communities in this panel discussion to learn how they are working to help make it possible.

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Judy Kaplan

Facilitator, Mentor, Philanthropist, and Midwife, Balkan Jewish Communities, Salonika Greece
Judy Kaplan is a co-founder of Balkan Jewish Communities in Salonika Greece, and a Board member of the Sephardic Federation of Palm Beach County. She is devoted to revitalizing Ladino-Sephardic heritage locally and internationally. In 2014 and 2015 she organized the Florida branch... Read More →

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Rose Allen

President, Sephardic Federation of Palm Beach County
Rose Pappo Allen is a retired communications professional who has dedicated part of her life to honoring her parents by helping to preserve their Sephardic heritage. The Papo family history traces back to over 400 years in Sarajevo where they were “Attars”, with renowned apothecary... Read More →

Daniel Hadar

Rabbi, Turkish Sephardic Community in Miami Beach
Spiritual Leader of the Next Generation Sephardic Center and Rabbi of the Turkish Sephardic community - Temple Moses, in Miami Beach. Rabbi Hadar has authored the commentary on several Ladino-Sephardic prayer books. He is an attorney, a Rabbi and a much sought after speaker who was... Read More →
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Mordechai Lichy

Rabbi/Teacher, Chabad Spanish Center of Coral Springs, Hebrew Academy of Margate
Mordechai Lichy, is the founder and spiritual leader of La Sinagoga, the Spanish congregation which attracts Jews from South and Central America. As the son of Cuban immigrants, Lichy enjoyed growing up in Miami under the watchful eye of his Nona with Ladino as the spoken language... Read More →

Sunday February 21, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Room 117