Event: Defining Sephardic: A Roundtable Discussion on Sephardic Identity
Date: Thursday, January 14th, 2010
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York City
“Defining Sephardic” will launch ASF (American Sephardic Federation)’s Next Generation Culture Cafe and explore identity in the Sephardic/Mizrahi communities of New York.
Moderated by: Lacey Schwartz, filmmaker and New York Director of Be’chol Lashon.
Featured Speakers: Zena Babayov, Communications Master’s student at New York University and active member of the Bukharian community in Forest Hills; Mijal Bitton, Originally from Argentina, she is a junior at Stern College of Yeshiva University, and an active member of the Sephardic Community of Great Neck; Sion Setton, Director of Youth programming at Manhattan’s Safra Synagogue and descendant of Iraqi, Syrian, and Egyptian heritage; and Matieu Furster, A software engineer with both a Moroccan Sephardi and Russian Ashkenazi heritage.