Sunday Zoom: The Alliance Israélite Universelle #announcements

David Mendoza

The Alliance Israélite Universelle - Sources for Sephardic Studies and

Researching Jewish communities around the Mediterranean is challenging. Many
archives have been destroyed, lost or confiscated. However, the records of
the Alliance Israélite Universelle sit safely in Paris.

The Alliance Israélite Universelle was founded in 1860 by a group of French
Jews, the majority of them being Ashkenazim from Alsace. However, the school
network of the AIU had a decisive effect on Judeo-Spanish populations in
Turkey, Greece, the Balkans and North Africa. The library and archives are
full of important documents for the history of the Sephardim: manuscripts,
early prints, periodicals, and many references to Sephardic individuals who
acted as teachers of the AIU. Discover the richness of these collections,
and learn how to access it through the digital library.

Jean-Claude Kuperminc is the Director of the Library and Archives of the
Alliance Israélite Universelle. He is one of the creators of the Rachel
Network of Jewish Libraries. In more than 30 years, he has led the
transformation of the library into the digital world.

The meeting is on Sunday 28 February 2021 at 11am LA, 2pm NYC, 7pm London,
8pm Amsterdam and 9pm Jerusalem. If you are not on the mailing list, you can
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Best wishes,

David Mendoza and Ton Tielen
Sephardic World

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