The Preservation of Sephardic Music – a Women’s Story

Rivka Amado, PhD, is a musician and lecturer specializing in Judeo-Spanish music, culture and history with a focus on Sephardic women’s songs and spiritual experience. Join Friendship Circle for lunch and learn about the courage, endurance and recovery of the Sephardic Jews from 1391 (when the first major pogroms occurred in Spain), through the expulsion of the Jews from the Iberian peninsula – first from Spain in 1492, and then from Portugal in 1497. Learn about the Sephardic diaspora tracing to the Netherlands, France, Italy, North Africa, and eventually throughout the Ottoman Empire. Rivka Amado will accompany her talk with a musical Sephardic experience of traditional ladino music. We hope you join us for this unique and culturally enriching presentation! RSVP by January 9

RSVP: Reservations are essential at least one week prior to the program so the caterer can prepare adequately. Payments for luncheons are preferred in advance, but not required. Cash, check, Visa® & MasterCard® are accepted in advance and at the door.

RSVP By the Wednesday before the luncheon

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Interests: Arts & Culture
January 14, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Congregation Shomrei Torah
2600 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa
$15 Friendship Circle members; $18 guests Includes lunch, dessert and featured entertainment


Organized By: 
Friendship Circle of JCC Sonoma County
Event Contact Person: 
Carol King
Rivka Amado