Ladino Day confirms Seattle as vibrant hub of Sephardic culture

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Graduate Student Molly FitzMorris reflects on the first ever International Ladino Day event, co-sponsored with UW Jewish Studies:

"On December 5th, the University of Washington and the city of Seattle joined communities around the world in celebrating the first ever International Ladino Day, a celebration the Sephardic community has been awaiting for more than 500 years. Over 300 people from the Sephardic and university communities gathered at the University of Washington Hillel to hear stories, songs, and short lectures about Ladino and Sephardic culture." Continue reading on the UW Jewish Studies blog.

Molly FitzMorris is a graduate student in the Division of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Washington. She has been studying Ladino with the Ladineros for the past six months and is currently writing her master’s thesis about Ladino and the Seattle Sephardic community.

Molly FitzMorris