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Monday, April 2, 2001
LOS ANGELES : "Sefared In My Heart: Ladino Culture in Texts and Images," a new exhibit The Frances-Henry Library of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's Los Angeles School is now open to the public during the Library's operating hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:00am - 9:00pm, Wednesdays, 8:00am - 7:00pm, Thursdays, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Fridays, 8:00am - 4:30pm, and Sundays from 12:00 - 5:00pm. The Frances-Henry Library is located on the second floor of HUC-JIR, 3077 University Avenue in Los Angeles (off of Hoover Street, between 30th and 32nd Streets). The exhibit will close on Tuesday, May 15, 2001.

The exhibit is offered in conjunction with the Sephardic Studies Curriculum Project at HUC-JIR, funded by the Maurice Amado Foundation through its support of the Sephardic Studies Curriculum Project at HUC-JIR.

"Sefared In My Heart: Ladino Culture in Texts and Images" is a window into the heritage of a "portable homeland" carried by Jews expelled from Spain, into the Ottoman Empire and other countries: the Spain (Sefared) in their hearts. The exhibit displays rare books, liturgies, music, stamps and pulp fiction articles from the collections of the Klau Library at HUC-JIR, Cincinnati, the Frances-Henry Library, and the private collection of Professor Moshe Lazar, scholar and publisher of Ladino texts, from the University of Southern California. The exhibit reflects the history and culture of Sephardic Jews throughout the world, from their expulsion from Spain in 1492 to modern times.

For more information, please call 213/749-3424 ext. 4225.



Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.