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Join Sephardic World live this Sunday! Ashkenazi attendees are doubly

The Sephardic Diaspora group on Facebook was set up in 2014 in response to
how Sephardim were represented in the Ashkenazi-focused world of Jewish
genealogy. We felt the need for a space for informed discussion on Sephardic
genealogy and history. The Sephardic Diaspora has had successes in the world
of academia and Jewish genealogy, but has so far barely scratched the
surface in the wider Jewish community. The Spanish and Portuguese
nationality laws have shone a spotlight on the subject, as well as
exacerbating tensions between Sephardic genealogists and the Ashkenazi-led
"crypto-Judaism" movement.

The group recently celebrated its 5,000th member. The four admins - Ton,
David, Michael Waas and Jarrett Ross - will discuss how Sephardic genealogy
has evolved, where it is going, successes and failures. Michael pursues both
academic and genealogical careers, whilst Jarrett is now on the board of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and works as a
forensic genetic genealogist.

The meeting is on Sunday 6 February 2022, at 11am in LA, 2pm NYC, 7pm
London, 8pm Paris/Amsterdam and 9pm Jerusalem. Patrons can join us on Zoom.
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Over the last two years Sephardic World has become the leading forum for
learning about Sephardic history and genealogy. We have no commercial
sponsorship or public funding. There is no charge to attend our meetings or
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Best wishes,

David Mendoza and Ton Tielen
Sephardic World
The Sephardic Genealogical Society

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