Kerem Yitzchak







1) Righteous Gentiles in Europe in the Holocaust (13 part series).  Orion  and

Ziva Film Studios, Jerusalem.

2) The Iberian Expulsion of the Jews to Salonika. (Prepared for the 500th

anniversary in 1992 of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Portugal.)

Co-produced  with  the  noted  Israeli film producer  Adir  Zik  under  the

auspices  of  the  Institute for Judaic Studies of the  Pacific  Northwest.

Jerusalem and Portland, Oregon.

3) Sephardic Personalities in Jerusalem. (8 part series) Co-production with

Shimon Aplatony under the auspices of SEFARAD - Society for  the

Preservation and Promotion of Judeo-Spanish Culture. Jerusalem.

4) The Star and the Crescent. Feature fiction dramatic film based on

contemporary and historical Turkey centering on 500 years of Jewish

settlement in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, the Armenian and

Kurdish questions, the GAP water and energy resource project, and

the archeological site of Haran - the Biblical city where Jacob met

Rebecca and birthplace of Rachel and Leah.

5) The History of the Sefardim in the USA. Co-production with Alan Rosenthal.

6) The Life of Avraham Franco and his Rhodian Roots.  Independent production.

Filmed by Ziva film company Jerusalem.

7) The  Burla family,  Greece to Israel.  Independent production with  Shlomo

Burla showing how he discovered his Sephardic roots.




- 'Zionism  and the Alliance Israelite Universelle in Greece'.  Conference  on

the A.I.U. in the Orient. Ben-Zvi Institute. Jerusalem,Israel. May,1986.


- 'The Connection of the Greek People and Government to Illegal Immigration to

Palestine, 1934-1947.'Jewish Studies Association. Boston, USA, December,1987.


- 'Immigration  Patterns  from  Greece to the Ottoman  Empire  in  the  19th

century'.  VIIIth Symposium:  Comite International d'Etudes Pre-Ottomanes

et Ottomanes, University of Minnesota, 14-19 August 1988.


- 'Jewish  Migration and Settlement in Zakynthos'. Conference on 'Migrations

and Settlements in Greek Lands since 1453'. Anatolia College,Thessaloniki,

Greece, in cooperation with the Modern Greek Studies Association.July 4-5,



- 'The  Survival  of the Jews of Zakynthos in the  Holocaust'.  Tenth  World

Congress of Jewish Studies. Jerusalem, Israel.August 16-24, 1989.


- 'The Tension between Freedom and Authority after Annexation to Greece: The

Example of Jewish Communities in Epirus, Macedonia, and Thrace.' Symposium

on 'Power/Freedom: Politics, Social Life, and the Arts in Modern Greece'.

Modern Greek Studies Association . Univ. of Minnesota., Mpls., Minnesota.

October 20-22, 1989.


- 'The Bulgarian Deportation of the Jews of Macedonia, Pirot, and Thrace.'

Association  for Jewish Studies.  21st Annual Conference.  17-19  December

1989. Boston, Massachusetts.


- Keynote  address  on  'Relations between the  Jews,  Greeks,  and  Turks  in

Salonika' (March 11) and lecture 'Righteous Gentiles in Greece in the

Holocaust' (March 13) at an International Conference on Relations between

Greeks and Jews entitled 'Between Athens and Jerusalem,  Reason and Faith in

Conflict'.  Sponsored  by the Institute for Judaic  Studies  of  the

Pacific Northwest and Reed College. Reed College, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

March 11-13, 1990.


- "Greek  Jewish  Settlement  in  Jerusalem  in the  19th  and  20th  Century:

Integration versus Cultural Preservation." Association for Israel Studies.

Sixth Annual Meeting.  Gratz College. Melrose, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

June 10-11, 1990.


- "The Effects of Physical Disasters in Salonika on the Jewish Community in the

19th Century". Comite International Des Etudes Pre-Ottomanes Et Ottomanes

(CIEPO). Ninth CIEPO Symposium. 23-26 July 1990. Jerusalem, Israel.


- 'The Jews of Greece: A Fringe Group or an Integral Part of Modern Greek

History?'. Conference entitled "Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies: The Next

Wave".  Organized  by Modern Greek Program of the Dept.  of Judaic and  Near

Eastern Languages and Literatures, Ohio State Univ. October 12-14, 1990.


- "Yiddish Sources On The Sepharadim Of Greece And Yugoslavia In The

Holocaust". International  Conference  on  Yiddish Literature  in

the  Holocaust.  The Institute of Judaic Studies of Florida

International University. Miami.  Oct. 29-90, 1990.


- "The Settlement of Greek Jews in the United States; 1900 to the Present".

Association for Jewish Studies. 22nd Annual Conference. Dec. 16-18, 1990.

Copley Plaza Hotel. Boston, Massachusetts.


- "The  Effects  of  the Enlightenment on the Jews of  Saloniki:  Political or

Socioeconomic  Advancement?".  Conference on the Jews of the Middle East  in

Modern  Times  under  the  auspices of the Jewish  Theological  Seminary  of

America, Ta'ali  - World Movement for a United Israel, and The  Seminary  of

Judaic Studies. January 15, 1991. Jerusalem.


- "The  Europeanization  of the Sephardic Jewish Community in Salonika in  the

Second  Half of the Nineteenth Century".  The Second  International,  Cross-

Disciplinary Conference on Sephardic Studies.  State University of New  York

in Binghamton, New York. April 21-23, 1991.


- "Greek-Jewish Agricultural Settlement in Eretz-Israel". AIS (Association for

Israel  Studies)  Annual Conference.  June 9-10,  1991.  Barnard College  of

Columbia University. New York, N.Y.


- "The  Talmud  Torah of Salonika;  A Multi-faceted Changing Institution  from

16th Century Traditionalism until Modern Political Zionism".  International

Congress:  The Heritage Of The Jews Of Spain,  Studies And Instruction.

1-4 July 1991. Levinsky College of Education, Tel Aviv, Israel. (Sponsored

by Levinsky College of Education;  Bar Ilan University;  Universidad

Complutense, Madrid; and The City University of New York.)


- "The  Migration  and  Settlement  of  Greek Jews in  Latin  America  in  the

Twentieth Century".  LAJSA VI Research Conference.  University of  Maryland.

October 6-8, 1991.


- "The  Migration  and  Settlement  of  Greek  Jews  to  Eretz-Israel  in  the

Holocaust". Association For Israel Studies, Eighth Annual Meeting, University

of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library Conference Center. May 17-18, 1992.


- "1992,  A  United Europe,  And The Unresolved Issue Of Reparations For Greek

Jewry". European Integration And The European Mind; Third  Conference  of the

International Society for  the  Study  of   European Ideas (ISSEI).

24-29 August 1992. Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.


- "Modernization  and  the  Jews  of  Crete".  Xth  Symposium  of  the  Comite

International d'Etudes Pre-ottomanes et Ottomanes (CIEPO). Ankara, August 31

Sept. 5, 1992. Turkish Historical Society. Ankara, Turkey.


- "The  Impact of Sephardic Migration in the Americas". Beresit II. Villanova

University. Connelly Center. Villanova, Pennsylvania. Oct. 6-8, 1992.


- "Blood  Libels  in  Greece and Turkey in the 19th  Century".  Byzantine  and

Modern Greek Studies:  The Next Wave.  The 3rd Interdisciplinary Conference

of Graduate  Students and recent Ph.D.s Organized by the Modern Greek Program

of the Dept. of Near Eastern, Judaic and Hellenic Languages and Literatures,

Ohio State University. October 23-25, 1992.


- "Religious  Conflicts  Between The Early Sephardic  Settlers  and  Christian

Society  in  the  17th and 18th Centuries in North  America".  A  Symposium:

Religion in the Age of Exploration: The Case of Spain and New Spain.  Center

for  the  Study of Religion and Society,  and the Klutznick Chair in  Jewish

Civilization. Creighton University, Omaha. Nebraska. Oct. 25-26, 1992.


- "New Finds on Greek Jews in the Sobibor and Treblinka Death Camps in the

Holocaust". Conference "From the Iberian to the Greek Peninsula: The Jewish

Communities of South-Eastern Europe From the Fifteenth Century to the End of

World  War II".  Institute for Balkan Studies and the Dept.  of History  and

Archeology,  Aristotle  University,  Thessaloniki,  Greece.  29 October  - 3

November 1992.


- "Secular  Jewish Anti-Zionism in Greece,  1897-1939".  YIVO  Conference  on

"Political,  Religious, and Cultural Responses to Modern Jewish Nationalism

in Eastern European Jewry, 1897-1939". New York City. Nov. 14-16, 1992.


- "The  Migration of Salonikan Jews to Eretz-Israel in the 1930s".  Conference

entitled "The National Idea in the Sephardic Diaspora".  Yad Tabenkin. Ramat-

Efal, Tel Aviv. Dec. 21-23, 1992. [Hebrew].


- "The  Deportation  of  the  Jews from Macedonia,  Pirot and  Thrace  by  the

Bulgarians in the Holocaust".  International Symposium entitled "The Jews in

Macedonia". Institute of National History. March 8-9, 1993. Skopje, Republic

of Macedonia.


- "An  analysis  of  Judeo-Greek and its historical  significance".  The  14th

annual  conference  of  the Linguistics Dept.  of the Philosophy School of

Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. April 27-29, 1993.


- "The Migration of Rhodian Jews to Africa and the Americas from 1900 to 1914;

the Beginning of New Sephardic Diasporic Communities". The Jewish Historical

Society  of  England.  Centary Conference "Patterns of Migration  1850-1914,

Impact on Jewry". June 15-17, 1993. University College. London, England.


- "Corfiote  Triestians:  A Jewish Diasporic Community from Greece in the 19th

and 20th Centuries". Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies. Jerusalem,

Israel. June 22-29, 1993.


- "New Methods in Historical Research - Interviews,  Genealogy,  and Computer

Searches".  International  Congress  `History  Under  Debate'.  Santiago  de

Compostela, Spain. July 7-11, 1993.


- "The Adaptation of Salonikan Jewry to Concurrent Trends and Modernity".

Inaugural Conference of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS)

"Early Modern Culture 1492-1848".  The University of Oklahoma, Norman,

Oklahoma. Oct. 8-10, 1993.


- "Forgotten  Heroes:  Greek Jewry in the Holocaust".  Sixth Annual  Klutznick

Symposium. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. October 10-11, 1993.


- "Judeo-Spanish in Salonika: From Glory To Destruction". Conference on Judeo-

Spanish. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, October 10-12, 1993.


- "Dispelling  Myths About The Greek-Orthodox And Educating About Greek Jewry

in the Holocaust". Wittenberg University/Yad Vashem Conference on "Teaching

the Holocaust:  Issues and Dilemmas".  Wittenberg  University,  Springfield,

Ohio. October 24-26, 1993.


- "Common  Migration and Settlement Patterns of the Greek-Orthodox,  and Greek

and Sephardic Jews in the Diaspora in the 20th Century." 1993 Modern Greek

Studies Association Symposium "Greeks and Others:  the Nation,  the  Region,

the Diaspora". Berkeley Marina Marriott Hotel, Berkeley, California.

October 29-31, 1993.


- "The 1992 Sephardic Quincentennial Activities in Latin America". Keynote

panel entitled "1492-1992: An Evaluation of the Quincentenary Commemoration".

Seventh  International Research Conference. Latin American Jewish Studies

Association  and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Center City campus

of  Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nov. 6-8, 1993.


- "Recent  Historical  Research on Greek Jewry in the Holocaust from  Eastern

European Sources".  Remembering for the Future,  The Impact of the Holocaust

and Genocide on Jews and Christians. Second International Conference. Berlin.

March 13-17, 1994.


- "The  Music  of  Sephardic  Jews  in  the  Holocaust".  First  International

Conference of Jewish Musicology. City University. London, England.

April 6, 1994.


- "The  Sephardic  Electronic  Archive And Its  Impact  Upon  Electronic

Development".  Seventh  Annual Conference of the Association for History and

Computing (UK Branch). University of Hull, England. April 12-14, 1994.


- "The  Sephardic  Family  in  Salonika  during the  Period  of  19th  Century

Modernization". International Congress of Turkish Studies, 11th symposium of

the Comite International d'Etudes Pre-ottomanes et Ottomanes. Amsterdam.

June 21-25, 1994.


- "The   Impact   of  the  Sephardic  Electronic  Archive   on   International

Communication".   Conference   "Communication   in   the   New   Millenium:

Communication Technology for the Humanities".  International Association for

Mass Communication Research. Seoul, South Korea. July 3-8, 1994.


- "E-Mail  and Sephardic Cultural Identity".Conference "Media Futures:  Policy

and   Performance".   Institute  for  Cultural  Policy   Studies.   Griffith

University,  Brisbane, Australia. July 6-8, 1994.


- "Greek Jewry:  Acceptance or Rejection of Greek National Identity in the 20th

Century".  The European Legacy: Towards New Paradigms. Fourth Conference of

the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI).

22-27 August 1994. Karl-Franzens-Universitat, Graz Austria.


- "The  Jews  of  Greece  and Greek  National  Identity".  1994  International

Congress   of  the  Association  for  Southeast  European  Studies  (AISEE).

Thessaloniki, Greece. August 29 - Sept. 4, 1994.


- "Scandinavia and the Sephardim".  Twenty-Nineth Annual Northern Great Plains

History Conference. Augsburg College and the Minnesota Historical Society.

September 28-October 1, 1994.


- "The Sephardic Electronic Archive - A Technological Leap in the

1990s".   ACM  1994 Sigdoc Conference,  The  Banff  Centre  for

Conferences. Banff, Alberta, Canada. October  2  - 4,  1994.


- "E-Mail,  The  Sephardic  Electronic Archive and  Sephardic  Studies".  1994

Annual Meeting of the Society of Science. New Orleans, Louisiana. 12-16,



- "The Role of the Colonial Sephardic Jews in the Slave Trade". Conference

"Crossing Borders".  XXVth Annual meeting of the East-Central/American

Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Pennsylvania State University,

University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. October 13-16,  1994.


- "The Relations between the Jews and the British in Colonial America".

Carolinas Symposium on British Studies. October 15-16, 1994. Old Dominion

University, Norfolk, Virginia.


- "The  Status of Sephardic Women in Salonika in the Period of 19th Century

Modernization".  Conference "ISSUES OF WOMEN'S STATUS, FAMILIES


AND CONTEMPORARY CONCERNS", Institute for Islamic-Judaic Studies,

University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. Oct. 23-25, 1994.


- "The Jews of Rhodes: A Rare Sephardic Diasporic Phenomenon". Conference

"Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies: The Next Wave". The Modern Greek Program.

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. USA. October 28-30,  1994.


- "Sephardic  Culture in New England".  1994 Northeast PLA/ACA Meeting.  Bates

College, October 28-29, 1994.


- "The Sabbateans and Promiscuity", 2nd Annual Meeting of the Group for Early

Modern Cultural Studies, University of Rochester, November 3, 1994.


- "The Sephardic Electronic Archive and Jewish Studies". Association for Jewish

Studies,  Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference,  Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston,

Massachusetts, December 20, 1994.


- "The Judeo-Greek Diaspora in the Context of Jewish Diasporization".

110th  Convention  of the Modern Language Association  of  America. Hyatt

Regency Hotel, San Diego, California. December 27, 1994.


- "The Sephardim of 18th Century England". Annual Meeting of the South Central

Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SCSECS). Salt Lake City, Utah.

March 2-4, 1995.


- "Greek Jewry in Holocaust Memorialization". 25th Annual Scholar's Conference

on the Holocaust and the Churches. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

March 5-8, 1995.


- "The Convergence of Spanish Crypto-Jews into American Jewish Society".

Rocky Mountain & Pacific Coast Councils for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS &

PCCLAS) first joint  conference "Latin America in  the  1990s:  Transcending

Current Borders". Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. March 5-9, 1995.


- "Greek Influences on Jewish Society and Law". International Society for the

Classical Tradition. Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. March 10,



- "The Sephardim of Eighteenth Century England". Northwest Eighteenth Century

Society. Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. March 17-18, 1995.


- "Recent Research on Sephardic and Romaniot Family Names in the Balkans".

Academic   Conference  entitled  "The  Jewish  Name  - A  Multi-Disciplinary

Discussion". Bar Ilan University, Department of Jewish History, Ramat Gan,

Israel. June 26, 1995.


- "Sephardic Jewry, The Forgotten Jewish Minority in Jewish Historiography and

Holocaust Studies".  XVI International Movement for Interdisciplinary  Study

of Estrangement,  St.  Edwards School,  Oxford University,  Oxford, England.

July 8, 1995.


- "Current   and  Future  Research  on  Greek  Jewry  in  the   Shoa".   First

International Conference in Judeao-Greek Studies,  Peterhouse,  Cambridge

University. Cambridge, England. July 16, 1995.


- "The  Jews of Larissa,  1800-1881;  The Grim Reality of Ottoman Life".  VII.

International Congress on the Economic and Social History  of  the  Ottoman

Empire (1300-1920). Heidelberg, Germany. July 25-29, 1995.


- "The Arrival of the Sephardim in Australia in the late 18th and early 19th

Century".  GEMCS 95.  The Third Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern

Cultural Studies, Dallas, Texas. October 5-8, 1995.


- "The Deterioration of Salonikan Jewry in the 18th Century". Canadian Society

for Eighteenth Century Studies, 1995. (CSECS). University of Windsor,

Windsor, Ontario, Canada, October 12-14, 1995.


- "The Origins of the Blood Libel and Its Use Against Ottoman Jewry During the

16th to  18th Centuries".  Sixth Annual Columbia Medieval Guild  Conference.

Columbia University, New York, New York. October 14, 1995.


- "The Sephardic Electronic Archive and Current Technological Development".

Interface `95,  Twentieth  Annual  Humanities  and  Technology  Conference.

Southern College of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. October 20, 1995.


- "The Development of Nazism as Viewed in the Greek Press, 1933-1945".

Conference "Journalism and the Holocaust, 1933-1945". Yeshiva University,

New York, New York. October 22-24, 1995.


- "Sephardic Jewry and the Convergence of the Americas". North Central Council

of Latin Americanists, (NCCLA) October 26-28, 1995. Ripon College, Ripon,



- "The Deunme, An Historical Test Case in Muslim-Jewish Relations". Conference

"Charting  the  Horizons: Islamic and Judaic  Values  and  Traditions  in

Dialogue, Contact  and Contrast".  University of Denver,  Denver,  Colorado.

November 5-7, 1995.


- "New Finds Regarding  Rescue Efforts of European  Jews  by  the  Dominican

Republic in WWII". VIII Conferencia Internacional de Investigacion de la

Asociacion Latinoamericana de Estudios Judaicos (LAJSA). Mexico City, Mexico.

November 11-14, 1995.


- "The Remembrance of Greek and Sephardic Jewry in the Holocaust", 26th Annual

Scholars'  Conference  on the Holocaust and the Churches,  University  of

St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March  4, 1996.


- "The Sephardim and Oriental Jews in Latin America", 1996 Joint Conference of

the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin  American Studies and Pacific Coast

Council on Latin American Studies,  Inn at  Loretto, Santa Fe, New Mexico,

March 21, 1996.


- "The Sephardim of Latin America; Diversity and Divison", SECOLAS,

Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies, 43rd Annual Conference

Miami, Florida. April 13, 1996.


- "The Jews of Ioanina in the Holocaust", Fourth Biennial Conference on

Christianity and the Holocaust:  the 50th Anniversary of the Nuremberg War

Crimes Trials, Koppelman Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, Rider

University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, April 15, 1996.


- "The  Shoa  in  the  former Yugoslavia and  the  Current  Ethnic  Conflict",

Symposium  on Contemporary Forms of Genocide,  University of

Nebraska-Lincoln, April 15-16, 1996.


- "Superstition  in  Sephardic History",  Society for Spanish  and  Portuguese

Studies,  Twenty-seventh Annual Meeting. Tucson, Arizona. April 27, 1996.


- "Varying Models of Jewish Leadership in Greece in the Shoa", Second Annual

Western Jewish Studies Association, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado.

April 28, 1996.


- "The  Use  of  the Holocaust and Its Memory in the  Changing  Balkans  since

WWII", Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of

European Ideas (ISSEI) "Memory, History and Critique: European Identity

At  The  Millennium",   University  for  Humanist  Studies,   Utrecht,  The

Netherlands, August 21, 1996.


-   "The Jewish Community of Cuomotini; A Unique Case of Communal Organization

and Philanthropic Consciousness".  12th Symposium of the Comite

International D'Etudes Pre-Ottomanes et Ottomanes (CIEPO), Prague,

Czech Republic. September 11, 1996.


- "The  Meeting  of  Jewish and Greek-Orthodox Culture in  the  Mediterranean

Basin", The Fred and Barbara Kort Conference on Jewish Studies in China,

Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, October 14-15, 1996.


- "The  Historiography  of  the Jews of the Greek  Peninsula  in  the  Ottoman

Empire", Conference entitled "Appropriating And Re-Appropriating The  Past:

History And Historiography in Islamic And Judaic Traditions",  University of

Denver, Center for Judaic Studies, Denver, Colorado, Monday, October 21,



- "The  Jews of the Greek Peninsula:  Ethnic Preservation and Readjustment  to

the  Rise and Fall of Political Regimes",  The Rocky Mountain World  History

Association  biannual  conference  entitled  "Ethnicity,   Nationalism,

and Empires", Salt Lake City, Utah, October 31 - November 2, 1996.


- "Greek  Jews  as  Altruistic Doctors and Victims of the  Medical  System  in

Auschwitz", at conference entitled "Jewish Medical Resistance During the

Holocaust", Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, New York City, New York,

November 3-5, 1996.


- "The  Confiscation  of  Jewish  Books in  Salonika  During  the  Holocaust",

Conference   entitled   "The   Holocaust  and  the   Book:   Destruction

and Preservation", Drew University, November 14, 1996.


- "The Rhodian Sephardic Jewish Minority in British Rhodesia and  Afterward:

Cultural Preservation Verses Integration", African Studies Association, 39th

Annual Meeting, Hyatt Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California,

November 26, 1996.


- "Teaching About Greek and Sephardic Jewry in the Holocaust". The 27th Annual

Scholar's Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches "Hearing the Voices:

Teaching the Holocaust to Future Generations", Tampa Airport Mariott Hotel,

Tampa, Florida, March 2-4, 1997


- "Involvement of Hellenistic Jews in Legal Systems in the Late Roman and

Early Byzantine Periods". "Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity II: The

transformation of Law and Society in Late antiquity, An Interdisciplinary

Conference", The University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.

March 13-16, 1997.


- "The Development of the Judeo-Spanish Press in Salonika". Popular Culture

Association Annual Conference 1997, Marriott Riverfront Hotel, San Antonio,

Texas. March 26, 1997.


- "The Relationship Between the Sephardic Communities of North America and

the Carribean in the 17th and 18th Centuries". MACLAS XVIII Conference,

Anne Arundel Community College and the U.S.. Naval Academy, Annapolis,

Maryland. April 4-5, 1997.


-  "The Role of Jewish Women in Resistance Activities in Greece During

the Holocaust", Western Jewish Studies Association Third Annual Conference

"Judaic Studies, Women in Jewish Life and Culture", The University of

Arizona, Tucson. April 6-8, 1997


- "Sephardic Jewry and multiculturalism", The International conference on

Multiculturalism And Minority Groups: From Theory to Practice, The National

Council of Jewish Women Research Institute for Innovation in Education,

School of Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus,

Jerusalem, Israel, Wednesday, June 25, 1997.


- "The Dual Portuguese Rapport to Sephardic Jewry throught History: Disdain

and Acceptance", 10th Annual Conference on Judeo-Spanish.  Department of

Hispanic Studies,  University Of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College,

Mile End Rd., London E1 4 NS, England.

Monday, June 30, 1997.


- "The Development and Current State of Research on Ottoman Jewry", CIEPO

Symposium, 35th International Congress Of Asian And North African Studies,

(ICANAS)Budapest, Hungary, July 9, 1997.


. " The Settlement of Jews from the Greek Peninsula in Jerusalem in the late

19th Century",  Misgav Yerushalayim Fifth International Conference on "The

Land of Israel and the State of Israel as Perceived by Sephardi and

Oriental Jews: Historical and Cultural Perspectives", The Hebrew University

of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. July 21, 1997.


- "Crypto-Jewish Names of Iberian Origin", Third International Conference on

Jewish Onomastics", Bar-Ilan University, Department of Jewish History,

Faculty of Jewish Studies, Ramat Gan, Israel, July 29, 1997.


- "The 1840 Blood Libel in Rhodes", Twelfth World Congress of Jewish Studies,

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel, Monday,

August 4, 1997.


- “Saloniki, The Sephardic Cultural Capital Of The Balkans: Language,

Literature, Drama, and Music”, International conference, Judeo-Espanol,

The evolution of a Culture, The Judeo-Spanish language of the Sephardim of

Salonica, (Sponsored by the Jewish community of Thessaloniki in the

framework of Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe 1997) Chamber

of Commerce, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 20, 1997.


- "The Resistance of Greek Jews in the Holocaust". Modern Greek Studies

Association Symposium, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA,

November 6, 1997.


- "Greek `Righteous Gentiles': A Renewed Look and Their Current State of

Being Recognized". 28th Annual Scholars Conference on The Holocaust

and the Churches. "The Pall of the Past: The Holocaust, Genocide and the

21st  Century", The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA,

Co-sponsored by Yad Vashem Heroes and Martyrs Memorial, Jerusalem.

28 February - 3 March 1998.


- "Muslim and Turkish Influences on Jewish Prayer and Ritual" in academic

conference `"Avoda and Ibada", Liturgy and Ritual in Islamic and Judaic

Traditions,’ Institute for Islamic-Jewish Studies, University of Denver,

Denver, Colorado, USA. March 8-10, 1998.


- “Early Sephardic Settlement in Canada, Attributes and Challenges” at

“A Heritage in Transition: A Conference on the Study of Canadian Jewry”,

Centre for Jewish Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada, June 8, 1998.


-  “Assistance Given to Jewish Refugees in Shanghai by the

Established Iraqi Jewish Community, 1937-1945”, The Second

International Congress for Babylonian Jewry Research,

Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center, Or Yehuda, Israel, June 18, 1998.


- “The Fate of Sephardic Cultural Personalities in

the Holocaust”. EAJS (European Association of Jewish Studies)

Congress, Sephardic Section, Toledo, Spain. July 23, 1998.


- “Remembering the Sephardim in the Holocaust in the 21st Century”,

Sixth Conference of the International Society for the Study

of European Ideas (ISSEI), Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, August

17, 1998.


- “The Jewish Identity of Santangel and His Descendants, A Genealogical

Query”, Santangel 98, The Life and Times of Luis De Santangel,

The Contributions and Heritage of Spanish Jews, Conversos and

Sephardim, International Symposium, Dominican University, River

Forest, Illinois, USA, August 24, 1998.


- “Relations Between the Jews and the Greek-Orthodox and Armenians

in the 19th and the early 20th Centuries in the Ottoman Empire”,

13th CIEPO Symposium, International Congress of Turkish Studies,

Institut fur Orientalistik der Universitat Wien,Vienna, September 24, 1998.


- “Greek Jewry Between East and West”, The First Congress of the European

Association of Modern Greek Studies, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin,

October 2, 1998.


- “The Contribution of the Sephardim to Modernization in the Balkans”,

Symposium “Sephard Jews in the development of modern society in

South-East Europe”, University of Craiova, Craiova, Rumania,

October 7, 1998.


- “The Greek Orthodox Jewish Polemic and the Holocaust”, The Fifth

Biennial Conference on Christianity And The Holocaust, Rider University,

Princeton Marriot, Forrestal Village Hotel, Princeton, New Jersey, USA,

October 19, 1998.


“The Unwanted Sephardic and Oriental Population”, Conference “Making

History, Constructing ‘Race’”, University of Victoria, Victoria, British

Columbia, Canada, October 23, 1998.


-“Genocide or Civil War in Mozambique”, African Studies Association,

41st Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 1, 1998.


-“Sephardic Migration and Settlement in the South: 18th and 19th Century Portuguese

and Former Crypto-Jewish Aristocrats Verse 20th Century Unskilled Balkan

Judeo-Spanish Speaking Youth”, Southern Jewish Historical Society Conference,

Nashville, Tennessee, USA, November 15, 1998.


- “The Second and Third Generations of Greek-Jewish Holocaust Survivors”.

The 29th Annual Scholar’s Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches

“The Burdens of History: Post-Holocaust generations in Dialogue”, Marriott

Hotel Conference Center, Uniondale, NY, Sponsored by Nassau Community

College, Garden City, NY in cooperation with Yad Vashem and The Philadelphia

Center on the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, March 8, 1999.


- “Moroccan Jewish Settlement in Latin America”.

IX Congress of the International Federation of Latin American and

Caribbean Studies (FIEALC), Tel Aviv University, Israel, April 12, 1999.


- “Rescue or Annihilation: The Role of the Italian Occupation

Toward the Jews in World War II”, Academic Conference “The Most Ancient

of Minorities: History and Culture of the Jews of Italy, An international

and interdisciplinary conference devoted to exploring the many facets of

Jewish life in Italy, from antiquity to the 20th century”, Hofstra Cultural

Center, Hofstra University, Hampstead, New York, USA, April 15, 1999.


- “The Sephardic Tradition of Cartography”, 18th International Conference

on the History of Cartography, National Hellenic Research Foundation,

Athens, Greece, July 13, 1999.


- “Jews in the Ottoman Army”. XIIIth Turkish Congress of History,

Sponsored by The Turkish Historical Society. Sheraton Hotel, Ankara,

Turkey. October 6, 1999.


- "The Current State of the Recognition of Sephardim and

     Oriental Jews as Holocaust Survivors". JOINT CONFERENCE OF

THE Midwest Jewish Studies Association (Eleventh Annual

Conference) And Western Jewish Studies Association (Sixth

Annual Conference), The Colorado College, Colorado Springs,

Colorado, USA, October 19, 1999.


                 “The Effect of the 1923 Greek-Orthodox-Turkish-Muslim Population

                         Transfer on   the Jews of Thessaloniki”, Modern Greek Studies Association   

                          30th Anniversary Symposium 1999, November 4, 1999. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.


             `The Greek Jewish Diaspora, Judeo-Greek, and

                 Sephardic Sections on Greek Jewry in “Greece in Modern Times:

                       An Annotated Bibliography”’, Modern Greek Studies Association 30th

                                Anniversary Symposium 1999, November 4, 1999. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.


                        “The Current State of the Latin American Sephardic Narrative”,  Social

                        Science History Association, Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting, The

                 Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, November 12, 1999.


                          “The Remnants of Portuguese Jewish Culture at the end of the 20th         

                       Century”,115thMLA (Modern Language Association) Annual

                                Convention, Chicago, Illinois, Sheraton Chicago Hotel, December 27, 1999.


                   “Sephardim in the DP Camps” and “DP Camps in Italy and Austria”,

                      Conference“Life Reborn, Jewish Displaced Persons 1945-1951”,

                               U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C., January 15-16, 2000.


                “The Sephardic Eretz-Israel Background of Rabbi Haim David Halevi

                        and his Activities”, International Conference “The Rabbi Haim David Halevi

                        (zts”l) Halacha and Philosophy”, Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel,

February 23, 2000. [Hebrew]


                   “The Destruction of the Judeo-Greek, Judeo-Italian, and Judeo-Spanish Cultures 

           of Greece in the Holocaust”, The 30th Annual Scholars’ Conference On The

       Holocaust And The Churches, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA,

USA, March 5, 2000.


   “The Controversial Role of Rabbi Koretz in the Deportation of

Salonikan Jewry”, The 30th Annual Scholars’ Conference On The

         Holocaust And The Churches, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA,

USA, March 6, 2000.


- Sephardic Settlement in the British colonies of the Americas in the

17th and 18th Centuries”, International History Conference, “From

Strangers to Citizens, Integration of Immigrant Communities in

Great Britain, Ireland, and the Colonies, 1550-1750”, Sponsored by the

Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland, The Dutch Church,

Austin Friars, London, April 6, 2000.


- “The Sephardic Holocaust Narrative”,  Narrative, An International

Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, April 9, 2000.


- “Trends in Research and Documentation of Greek Jewry in the Holocaust”,

Conference on Sephardic and Oriental Jewry in the Holocaust, Bar Ilan

University, Sponsored by the Faculty of Jewish Studies and the Dept. for

the Integration of Jewish Studies, Meeting Room of the Faculty of Jewish

Studies, Ramat Gan, Israel, May 3, 2000.[Hebrew]


“The Use of Internet Sites”, International Conference “Identity and Memory,

Achievements and Goals in the Study of Oriental Jewish Communities on the

Verge of the 21st Century”, Sponsored by Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi and the Hebrew

University of Jerusalem, Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Jewish

Communities in the East, and The Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry.

Yad Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem, Israel, Thursday, May 25, 2000. [Hebrew]


“Greek Influences on Judeo-Spanish”, Misgav Yerushalayim Sixth

International Congress “Languages And Literatures of Sephardi and Oriental

Jews”. Beit Meirsdorf, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel,

June 11-15, 2000.


“Recent Finds on Sephardic Holocaust Music”, Third London International

Jewish Music Conference 2000 “Music in Jewish Communities: Dispersal,

Displacement and Identity”, School of Oriental and African Studies, University

of London, London, England, June 26, 2000.


“The Religious Deterioration of the Sephardic Community of Curacao”,

50th International Congress of Americanists, University of Warsaw, Warsaw,

Poland, July 14, 2000.


“The Value of Sephardic and Oriental Oral Testimonies for Holocaust

Commemoration and Memory”, Remembering For the Future 2000, The

Holocaust In an Age of Genocide, An International Conference, A

Survivor’s Gathering, A Season of Films, Arts and Cultural Events,

Oxford University and London, England, July 17, 2000.


“The Deterioration of Salonikan Jewry in the 1930s Prior to the Holocaust”.

Oslo 2000, 19th International Congress of Historical Sciences, University of

Oslo, Oslo, Norway, August 9, 2000.



"The Dwindling of Balkan Jewry at the Turn of The Millenium".

Modern Greek Studies Association Panel, American Sociological

Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C. August 15, 2000


      “The Repetition of Genocide in the former Yugoslavia”. Seventh     

            Conference of the International Society for the Study of European      

               Ideas (ISSEI), University of Bergen, Norway. August 14-18, 2000.


      “Migrations of Jews between the Greek Peninsula and Ottoman Turkey 

       in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century”, CIEPO 14, Cesme, Turkey, September 17-23, 2000.


              “The Current State of Recognition of Sephardim and Oriental Jews as

       Holocaust Survivors”, Social Science History Association 25th

        Anniversary Meeting, Hilton Pittsburgh & Towers, Pittsburgh,

Pennsylvania, USA. October 26, 2000


“Religious Influences on Jewish Communities of the Caribbean under British and American Imperialism, 1857-1947”, Academic conference “Pairing Empires: Britain & America, 1857-1947”, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. November 12, 2000


“Holocaust Denial and Ongoing Neo-Nazi Activity in Greece”, at academic conference “Lessons of the Holocaust, Landmarks and Landmines”, The 31st Annual Scholars’ Conference On The Holocaust And The Churches, St. Joseph University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 4, 2001


“The Judeo-Spanish Press in Salonika 1864-1941: A Vehicle for Modernization and Enhanced Sephardic Identity”, Ladino in Print, An International Scholarly Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, May 30, 2001.


“Jewish-Christian Relations in the Ottoman Empire”. Academic international conference “The Jews in the Ottoman Empire, Society and Culture”. Dahan Center for the Culture and Education of the Sephardic Heritage, Jewish Studies Faculty, Institute for the Research of Oriental Jewry, and the Israeli Teachers’ Association, Mintz Auditorium, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. June 14, 2001. [Hebrew]


“Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) Culture in the Balkans – the Meeting between East and West”, The Thirteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel, August 12, 2001.[Hebrew]


“The Acceptance of Jewish Intellectuals in Modern Greece”. Thirteenth Annual Conference of Midwest Jewish Studies Association, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago, Illinois, USA. October 28-29, 2001.


“The Publishing Efforts in Salonika of Saadi Levy And His Family”, 117th Modern Language Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, December 28, 2001.


“The Life and Thought of Rabbi Eliyahu Pardes”, Conference “Sephardic and Oriental Rabbis in the State of Israel, 1948-1967, Writings, Thought, and Leadership”, Tel Aviv University, Co-sponsored by The Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, February 13, 2002.


              “The Greek-Orthodox Church and the Jews after the Holocaust”,

               The 32nd Annual Scholars’ Conference on The Holocaust and the

               Churches, “The Genocidal Mind”, Kean University, Union, New Jersey, USA, March 4, 2002.


"The Nazi Preoccupation with Freemasonry amongst the Sephardic Jews and

Other Sectors of Greek Society”, and “The Relationship between Freemasonry,

and Sephardic Jewry”(keynote address), MARRANOS AND MASONS,

An International Research Workshop, CASA SHALOM Institute for

Marrano-Anusim Studies, Gan Yavneh, Israel, 10th April 2002.


“The Portrayal of Greek Jewry in Contemporary Holocaust Film”. The Third International Conference “The Legacy of Holocaust Survivors: The Moral And Ethical Implications For Humanity”, The International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel. April 11, 2002.


“The Evolvement of Education on the History of Greek and Sephardic Jewry in the Holocaust; From the 1950s until the Two-Thousands”, International Conference `Orientalism and Education: Oriental and Sephardic Jewry in Israel and the Diaspora’, Department of Education and the Eliashar Center for the Study of the Sephardic Heritage, Ben-Gurion University, Beersheva, Israel. May 6, 2002. [Hebrew]


       “Reconstructing the ex-Yugoslavia: Creating New Societies or      

            Perpetuating Old Problematic Dreams?”, 2002 Conference `Historical                                       

          Reconstructions’, The Historical Society, Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, May 17, 2002.


 “The History of Jewish Settlement in Burma”, The Third International

       Congress for Babylonian Jewry Research, The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center, Or Yehuda, Israel, June 11, 2002.


           “The Role of Foreign Jews in Diplomacy and Development in the  

            Ottoman Empire in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”, 15th   

            CIEPO Symposium, International Committee of Pre-Ottoman and

            Ottoman Studies, London School of Economics, London, England,      

            July 11, 2002.


             “Placing Sephardi/Mizrachi Jewry in the Holocaust in Perspective in      

              Holocaust Studies, Historiography, and Commemoration”, 14th

                  Annual Conference of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association, The 

              Samuel Rosenthal Center for Judaic Studies at Case Western

              Reserve University, Embassy Suites, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, October

              20, 2002.


               “The Current State of the Recognition of Sephardi/Mizrachi Culture

                in Israel”, Social Science History Association 27th annual                                    

                conference, Millennium Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October

                25, 2002.




Future Academic Papers




Academic Panel Chairmanship


- "Identity Maintained, Identity Lost". Association For Jewish Studies. 23rd

Annual Conference. Copley Plaza Hotel. Boston, Massachusetts. Dec. 13-15,





- “Survival Attempts in Greece,1941-1944.” Pe'amim. (1986) No.27. pp.77-109.



- “The Survival of the Jews of Zakynthos in the Holocaust”. Proceedings

  of the Tenth World Congress of Jewish Studies. Division B. Volume II.

  Jerusalem: The World Union of Jewish Studies, 1990. pp.387-394.


- “The  Influence of Anti-Semitism on Jewish Immigration Patterns

  from Greece to the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century”; in Caesar E. Farah,

  ed., Decision Making And Change In The Ottoman Empire.(Kirksville, Missouri:

  The Thomas Jefferson University Press At Northeast Missouri State University

  Press, 1993), pp. 305-314.


- "Corfiote Triestians, A Jewish Diasporic Community from Greece". Eleventh

  World Congress of Jewish Studies. Division B, Volume III, (Jerusalem: World

  Union of Jewish Studies, 1994). pp. 187-194.


- "The Talmud Tora of Salonika, A Multi-faceted Changing Institution from 16th

  Century Traditionalism until Modern Political Zionism".  Aviva Doron, ed.,

  The  Heritage Of The Jews Of Spain,  Proceedings Of The First  International

  Congress,  Tel Aviv, 1-4 July 1991. (Ramat Aviv: Levinsky College of

  Education Publishing House, 1994), pp. 159-168.


- "The  Effects  of Physical Disasters in Salonika on the Jewish Community in

   the   19th   Century"  in Amnon Cohen and  Amy  Singer,  eds., Aspects Of

   Ottoman History, Papers From CIEPO IX, Jerusalem. [Scripta Hierosolymitana,

   Publications of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Volume XXV]

   (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1994). pp. 49-61.


- "Forgotten Heroes: Greek Jewry in the Holocaust", in  Menachem  Mor,  ed., 

  Crisis  & Reaction:  The Hero  In  Jewish  History, Proceedings of the Sixth

  Annual Symposium of the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish

  Civilization held on Sunday-Monday,  October  10-11,  1993", Center  for the

  Study of Religion and  Society.  (Omaha,  Nebraska:  Creighton University

  Press, 1995). pp. 229-238.


- "Recent  Historical  Research on Greek Jewry in the Holocaust  From  Eastern

   European  Sources",  in Dr. Marcia S. Littel et. al., The  Holocaust,

   Remembering  for the  Future  II, Berlin Conference, (Stamford CT: Vista

   InterMedia Corporation, 1996). 


- "Religious  Conflicts  Between The Early Sephardic  Settlers  and  Christian

  Society in the 17th and 18th Centuries in North America", in Bryan F. Le Beau

  and Menachem Mor,  eds.,  Religion In The  Age  Of Exploration:  The Case Of

  Spain And New Spain, Proceedings of the Fifth  Annual Symposium of the Philip

  M.  and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, October 25 & 26, 1992 

  (Omaha, Nebraska: Creighton University Press, 1996), pp. 149-161.


- "The Migration of Rhodian Jews to Africa and the Americas from 1900 to 1914:

  the Beginning of New Sephardic Diasporic Communities",  in Aubrey Newman and

  Stephen W. Massil, eds., Patterns Of Migration, 1850-1914, Proceedings of The

  International Academic Conference of the Jewish Historical Society of England

  and the Institute of Jewish Studies,  University College London, (London: The

  Jewish  Historical  Society of England and the Institute of Jewish Studies,

  University College London, 1996), pp. 321-334.


- "The  Greek-Jewish  Theater in Judeo-Spanish,  ca.  1880-1940",  Journal  of

  Modern Greek Studies, Volume 14, Number 1 (May, 1996), pp. 31-45.


- "The Jews of Ioanina in the Holocaust", in Proceedings of the

  Fourth Bienniel Conference on Christianity and the Holocaust "The 50th

  Anniversary of  the  Nuremberg  War Crimes Trials: Their Effectiveness and

  Legacy" Held at  Princeton  Marriot Forrestal Village, Princeton, New Jersey,

  April 14-15,  1996,  Volume  IV, (Lawrenceville, New Jersey: Rider

  University, 1996) 291-304.


- "The Influence of European Modernizing Forces on the Development of the

  Judeo-Spanish Press in the 19th Century in Salonika", in Winfried Busse and

  Marie-Christine Varol-Bornes, eds., Sephardica, Homage a Haim Vidal Sephiha,

  (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1996) 581-593.


- "The Music of the Greek Jews in the Holocaust", in Steven Stanton and

  Alexander Knapp, eds., Proceedings of the First International Conference

  on Jewish Music, City University London, April 1994 (London: City

  University Department of Music, 1997) 46-52. 


- "The Rhodian Sephardic Jewish Minority in British Rhodesia

   and Afterward: Cultural Preservation Versus Integration", African Studies

   Association Annual Meetings Papers Collection 1993-1996 CD-ROM, (Atlanta:

   African Studies Association Press, 1996) 1996: 54.


- "New Finds on Greek Jews in the Sobibor and Treblinka Death Camps in the

  Holocaust" in I.K. Hassiotis, ed., The Jewish Communities of Southeastern

  Europe From The Fifteenth Century To The End Of World War II, No. 259

  (Thessaloniki: Institute for Balkan Studies, 1997) 249-262.


- "The Jews of Ioanina Between Ottoman Loyalty and Greek

   Resurrection, 1900-1913", in Jacob M. Landau, ed., 

    Hamizrah Hehadash, The New East, Special Issue on Turkey in the

    Twentieth Century, Vol. XXXIX 1997-1998. (Jerusalem: The Magnes

    Press, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1998) 46-54.[Hebrew]


- "The Settlement of Rhodian and Other Sephardic Jews in Montgomery

   and Atlanta in the Twentieth Century", American Jewish History

   (December 1997), Volume 85, Number 4, 373-391.


- "Greece and Illegal Immigration, 1934-1947", in Itshaq Gershon, ed.,

   Shorashim Bamizra'h, Vol. IV, (Efal: Yad Tabenkin, 1998) 241-282.



- "1880-1940 Yillarinda Judeo Espanyolca, Yunan Yahudi

   Tiyatrosu", Tiryaki, yil 4, Sayi 27, (Agustos 1998) 27-36.


- "The Jewish Community of Cuomotini. A Unique Case of

   Communal Organization And Philanthropic Consciousness",

   Archiv Orientalni, Quarterly Journal of African and Asian Studies,

   Supplementa VIII. (1998), Essays on Ottoman Civilization, Proceedings

   of the XIIth Congress of the Comite International d'Etudes Pre-Ottomanes

   et Ottomanes, Praha 1996,  (Praha: Academy of Sciences of the Czech 

   Republic, Oriental Institute, 1998) 189-196.


- "The Europeanization of the Sephardic Community of Salonika", in

   Yedida K. Stillman and Norman A. Stillman, eds., From Iberia To

   Diaspora, Studies in Sephardic History and Culture (Leiden: Brill,

   1999) 58-74.


- “The Effects of the Enlightenment on the Jews of Salonika:

  Political or Socioeconomic Advancement?” in International Symposium

  On Sephardi Jews In South-Eastern Europe And Their Contribution To

  The Development of Modern Society, 7-8 October 1998 (Bucharest: The

  Federation of the Jewish Communities in Romania, The Center for the

  Study of the History of Jews in Romania and Craiova:  The Center of

  studies and researches of the history, language, culture and the

  civilization of Jews from South-Eastern Europe, 1998) 72-84.


   -   “The Dual Portuguese Attitude to Sephardic Jewry throughout History:

   Disdain and Acceptance”  in Annette Benaim, ed., The Proceedings of the Tenth

    British Conference on  Judeo-Spanish Studies 29 June – 1 July 1997

    (London: Department of Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary and Westfield College,

     1999) 145-158.


- “On Sephardic and Romaniot Names” in Aaron Demsky, ed., These Are The Names,

    Studies in Jewish Onomastics, Vol. 2,  (Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University Press, 1999)



-          “The Fate of Greek Sephardic Cultural Personalities in the Holocaust” in Judit

    Targarona Borras and Angel Saenz-Badillos, eds. Proceedings of the 6th EAJS

Congress Toledo 1998, Jewish Studies at the Turn of the 20th Century Vol. II:

Judaism from the Renaissance to Modern Times (Leiden: Brill, 1999) 523-529.


-          “Greek Jewry Between East and West”, in Arterios Argiriou, et. al., eds.,

     The Greek World Between East and West 1453-1981, Vol. B (Athens:

     Ellinika Grammata, The European Society for Modern Greek Studies, 1999)



-          “Diaspora Studies: Greek Jewish Diaspora” in Stratos E. Constantinidis, ed.,

Greece in Modern Times, an Annotated Bibliography of Works Published in

English in Twenty-Two Academic Disciplines during the Twentieth Century,

Volume I, The Modern Greek Studies Association of America and Canada

(Lanham MD and London: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2000) 343-353.


-          “Relations Between the Jews, and the Greek-Orthodox and the Armenians

in the 19th and Early Centuries in the Ottoman Empire”, in Markus Kohbach, et. al.,

eds., Acta Viennensia Ottomanica, Akten des 13.CIEPO-Symposiums (Comite International des Etudes pre-Ottomanes et Ottomanes) vom 21.bis 25. September

1998 in Wien (Vienna: Selbstverlag Des Instituts fur Orientalistik, 1999) 191-198.


-          “Salonika: The Cultural Capital of Post-Expulsion Sephardic Jewry; Language,

Music, Literature, and Theater” in Raphael Gatenio, ed., International Conference, Judeo-Espaniol, The Evolution Of A Culture (Thessaloniki: Ets Ahaim Foundation, 1999) 103-110.


- “Nuevos Hallazgos Sobre Los Intentos De Rescate De Judios Europeos Por

Parte De Republica Dominicana Durante La Segunda Guerra Mundial”, in

Judit Bokser Liwerant and Alicia Gojman de Backal, eds., Encuentro Y

Alteridad, Vida Y Cultura Judia En America Latina, (Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, & Fondo de Cultura Economica, and Israel: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Mexican Association of Friends of Tel Aviv University, 1999) 691-702.


- “The 1840 Blood Libel In Rhodes”, Proceedings of the Twelfth World

Congress of Jewish Studies Division B: History of the Jewish People

(Jerusalem: World Union of Jewish Studies, 2000) 137-146.


- “The Confiscation of Jewish Books In Salonika In The Holocaust” in

Jonathan Rose, ed., The Holocaust And The Book, Destruction And

Preservation (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001) 59-65.


- “Jewish-Turkish Muslim Relations in the Greek Peninsula during the 19th

and early 20th Centuries”, in Mehmet Tutuncu, ed., Turkish-Jewish Encounters,

Studies on Turkish-Jewish Relations through the Ages (Haarlem, Netherlands:  SOTA, Research Centre for Turkestan, Azerbaijan, Crimea, Caucasus and Siberia, 2001) 169-181.


- “The Deunme: From Catholicism to Judaism to Islam”, in Charles

Meyers and Norman Simms, eds., Troubled Souls, Conversos, Crypto-Jews, and

Other Confused Jewish Intellectuals from the Fourteenth through the Eighteenth

Century (Hamilton, New Zealand: Outrigger Publishers, 2001) 150-163.


- Sephardic and Oriental Oral Testimonies: Their Importance For Holocaust Commemoration And Memory” in Richard K. Roth and Elisabeth Maxwell,

eds., Remembering for the Future, The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide, Vol. III (Hampshire, UK: Palgrave, 2001) 142-149.


- “Sephardic settlement in the British colonies of the Americas in the 17th and 18th

centuries”, in Randolph Vigne and Charles Littleton, eds., From Strangers to Citizens,

The Integration of Immigrant Communities in Britain, Ireland and Colonial America,

1550-1750 (Brighton, Great Britain and Portland, Oregon: Sussex Academic Press,

2001) 285-295.


- “The Jews of Larissa: The Difficult Reality Of Ottoman Life”, Thessaliko Imerologio,

Larissa, Vol. 41 (2002)191-200.[Greek]


- “The Portrayal of Greek Jewry in Contemporary Holocaust Film”, The Legacy of

Holocaust Survivors, The Moral and Ethical Implications for Humanity, Educational

Units, The International School for Holocaust Studies Third International Conference

(Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2002) [Academic article on CD]


- “Rescue or Annihilation: Italian Occupation Forces and the Jews in World War II”

in Stanislao G. Pugliese, ed., The Most Ancient of Minorities, The Jews of Italy

(Westport, Connecticut, and London: Greenwood Press, 2002) 275-288.


- “Assistance Given By The Established Iraqi Jewish Community To The Jewish

Refugees In Shanghai, 1937-1945”, in Yitzhak Avishur and Zvi Yehuda, eds., Studies

In The History and Culture Of The Jews In Babylonia, Proceedings of the Second

International Congress for Babylonian Jewry Research (June 1998) 

(Or-Yehuda, Israel: The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center, Research Institute

of Babylonian Jewry, 2002) 95-107.


CD –Rom of past Annual Scholars of the Holocaust Conferences (Irvine, CA:

Vista InterMedia Corporation, 2002). Articles of Yitzchak Kerem:

“Greek Jewry in Holocaust Memorialization”, Provo, Utah, 1995.

“The Remembrance of Greek and Sephardic Jewry in the Holocaust”, Minneapolis, 1996.

“Teaching About Greek and Sephardic Jewry in the Holocaust”, Tampa, 1997.

“Greek Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust, A Renewed Look And Their Current

State of Being Recognized”, Seattle, 1998.

“The Second and Third Generation of Greek-Jewish Holocaust Survivors”,

Garden City, Long Island, 1999.

“The Controversial Role of Rabbi Koretz in the Deportation of Salonikan Jewry”,

St. Joseph University, Philadelphia, 2000.


- “The Remnants of Portuguese Jewish Culture at the End of the 20th Century”, in

Joseph Abraham Levi, ed., Survival And Adaptation, the Portuguese Jewish Diaspora

in Europe, Africa, and the New World (New York: Sepher-Hermon Press for the

American Society of Sephardic Studies, 2002) 75-89.


- “The Development and Current State of Research On Ottoman Jewry”, Archivum

Ottomanicum 19 (2001), Wiesbaden, Germany, 79-85.


- “Jews in the Ottoman Army”, in XIII. Turk Tarih Kongresi, Ankara, 4-8 Ekim 1999, Kongreye Bildiriler (Ankara: Turk Tarih Basimevi, 2002)1797-1804.


- "The  Jews  of  Salonika;  From Glory to Destruction". (Will

appear in a future edition of Judaism.)


- "Nineteenth Century Greek-Orthodox - Jewish Relations In Light Of The Greek-

Turkish Conflict". Submitted to The Sephardic Scholar, 1992.


- "The  Migration  and  Settlement  of Greek Jewry in  Latin  America  in  the

Twentieth Century". Submitted for publication in Conference Papers of LAJSA

IV Research Conference. (University of Maryland, October 6-8, 1991).


- "The Migration of Salonikan Jews to Eretz-Israel in the 1930s". Conference

Papers  of the Conference "The Nationalist Idea in the Sephardic Diaspora".

Yad Tabenkin, Efal Seminar Center, Ramat Efal, Israel, December 21-23, 1993)

[Hebrew]. (Accepted for Publication)


- "Blood libels in Greece and Turkey in the 19th and 20th Centuries."

(Currently unpublished.)


- "Greek-Jewish Agricultural Settlement in Eretz-Israel". Studies in Zionism.

(accepted for publication).


- "Modernization  and  the  Jews  of  Crete". Submitted for the Conference

Papers of the Xth  Symposium  of  the  Comite International d'Etudes

Pre-ottomanes et Ottomanes (CIEPO). Ankara, August 31 - Sept. 5, 1992.

Turkish Historical Society. Ankara, Turkey.


- "The  Impact of Sephardic Migration in the Americas". Conference papers of

Beresit II. Villanova University. Connelly Center. Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Oct. 6-8, 1992.[in press]


- "Secular Jewish Anti-Zionism in Greece, 1897-1939". Conference papers of the

YIVO Conference on "Political,  Religious, and Cultural Responses to Modern

Jewish Nationalism in Eastern European Jewry, 1897-1939". New York City.

Nov. 14-16, 1992.[in press]


- "The  Deportation  of  the  Jews from Macedonia,  Pirot and  Thrace  by  the

Bulgarians in the Holocaust". Conference papers of the International

Symposium entitled "The Jews in Macedonia". Institute of National History.

March 8-9, 1993. Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.[in press]


- "An  analysis  of Judeo-Greek and its historical  significance".  Conference

papers of the 14th annual conference  of the Linguistics Dept. of the

Philosophy School of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

April 27-29, 1993. [in press]


- "The  Jews  of  Rhodes in the Holocaust".  Los Muestros.  Special  Issue  on

Rhodian Jewry in the Holocaust.[in press].




- The History of the Jews in Greece; 1821-1940. Vol.I. 505pp. 1985.

(Currently unpublished).


- The History of the Jews in Crete. Athens, Lycabettus Press. [in press]


-                      with Bracha Rivlin and Leah Bornstein Makovetsky, Pinkas HaKehillot,

Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities from their Foundation till after the

Holocaust, Greece. (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1998). [Hebrew]


Academic Bookreviews


- "The Jews of Ioannina", Rae Dalven. (Philadelphia: Cadmus Press, 1990)

in Bulletin Of Judaeo-Greek Studies.University of Cambridge, England.

No. 6, Summer 1990. pp.26-28.


- "Between  Redemption  And  Revival;  The Jewish Yishuv of Jerusalem  in  the

Nineteenth Century", Jeff Halper. (Boulder: Westview Press, 1991). in

Newsletter, Association for Israel Studies. Vol. 7, Number 2.

Spring, 1992.


- “The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories”, Ilan Stavans. (New York: Oxford University

Press, 1998) in AJL (Association of Jewish Librarians) Newsletter,

(September/October 1999).


- "Les Juifs de Grece de l'Expulsion d'Espagne A Nos Jours, Bibliographie",

Robert Attal. (Jerusalem: Ben Zvi Institute and The Hebrew University of

Jerusalem, 1984). Modern Greek Studies Yearbook. The University of

Minnesota. Vol. 8, 1992. [in preparation]


- ________________________________________________________________________


________________. Revue des Etudes Juives. [in preparation in French]


- “A Drizzle of Honey: The Lives and Recipes of Spain’s Secret Jews”, David M. Gitlitz

and Linda Kay Davidson (New York: St. Martin’s Press,1999)

The Casa Shalom Journal, Volume 2 Issue 1 (Spring 2000)

(Gan Yavne, Israel: The Institute for Marrano-Anusim Studies, 2000) 12.


General Academic Lectures


- 'The Jewish Community of Salonika'. Kent State University. Sponsored by the

Kent State University Hellenic Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program, and

B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation. Thursday, October 5, 1989.


- "The Development of the Zionist Movement in Greece". New York University.

Onassis Center for Hellenic Studies and Skirball Dept. for Hebrew and Judaic

Studies. September 12, 1990


- "A  General Survey of the Jews of Greece".  The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff


- "The  Jews of Greece,  the Holocaust,  and the Post-War Period".  Center for

European Studies, Harvard University. October 10, 1991.


- "The Holocaust, Yad Vashem, and Righteous Gentiles". Saint John's

University. Collegeville, Minnesota. October 14, 1991.


- "The  Jews  of  Greece and Salonika in the Holocaust".  B'nai  Brith  Hillel

Foundation.  University of Minnesota.  Minneapolis,  Minnesota.  October 15,



- "The Jews of Greece in the Holocaust and the Cold War; 1940-1950."

Baltimore Hebrew University. October 21, 1991.


- "The Rise of Anti-Semitism in Europe and the Final Solution". B'nai Brith

Hillel  Foundation.  Hebrew University.  Jerusalem.  Thursday,  December 26,



- "Greek-Jews in Latin-America in the 20th Century".  The Israeli Association

for the Promotion of the Research of Latin Amercian Jewry. June 1992.



- "The Jews of Thessaloniki: 1492 to the Holocaust". The University of Arizona

at Tucson.  Thursday,  Oct.  22,  1992. Sponsored by the Committee on Judaic

Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.


- "The  Historian Yitzhak Emmanuel and the History of the Jews of Salonika and

Greece".  Sponsored  by  Gratz  College  and  the  Mikva  Israel  Synagogue.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 22, 1992.


- "Greek  Jewry  in  the Holocaust:  new trends in  research".  University  of

Cambridge. Sponsored by the Faculty of Divinity and the Center for  Oriental

Studies. Cambridge, England. Thursday, November 26, 1992.


- "The Rescue of Greek Jewry and the Holocaust", University of Denver.

Denver, Colorado. October 14, 1993.


- "Jews in the Ottoman Empire". Faculty Seminar. The Faculty Fellows Forum and

The Institute for Islamic-Judaic Studies. University of Denver. Denver,

Colorado. Oct. 14, 1993.


- "The Jews of Salonika from Expulsion to Annihilation", Judaic Studies

Department. University of Washington. Seattle, Washington. October 19, 1993.


- "The Jews of Greece in the Holocaust". Center for Judaic Studies. University

of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 4, 1993.


- "Greek Jewry in the Holocaust". Center for Hebraic Studies and the Institute

for Contemporary Jewish Affairs.  University College of London. November 11,



- "The History of the Jews in  Greece;  from Antiquity to Resistance in the

Holocaust".  University of Melbourne, Dept. of Modern Greek Studies and

Dept. of Jewish Studies. July 21, 1994.


- "Greek Jewry & the Holocaust". The Jewish Community Council of South

Australia and the Center for International Studies and Multicultural

Education. University of Adelaide. Adelaide, Australia. July  26,  1994.


- "The Influence of Greek Jewry on European Culture". The Flinders University

of South Australia. Modern Greek Studies Program, Adelaide, Australia.

July 27, 1994.


- "Greek Jewry in the Holocaust",  UCLA, Department of Jewish Studies, October

10, 1994.


- "Blood  Libels in Greece and Turkey in the 19th and  20th  Centuries".  Penn

State Hillel and Jewish Studies Department. Penn State University, University

Park, Pennsylvania. October 14, 1994.


- "The  Jews of Greece in the Holocaust",  Cornell University,  Department  of

Jewish Studies, Ithaca, New York. October 20, 1994.


- "Greek Jews in the Holocaust",  Greek and Jewish Student Unions,  University

of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. October 27, 1995.


- "Greek Jewry in the Holocaust",  Germanic Language Department, University of

Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, November 7, 1995.


- "Sephardic  Jews  in  the  Holocaust:  The Accounts of  Jews  of  the  Greek

Peninsula",  The  Holocaust  Awareness  Institute,  The  Center  for  Judaic

Studies, University of Denver, Beth Joseph Synagogue,  Denver, Colorado,

April 30, 1996.


- "Secret   Judaism  in  Spanish  Communities:   Examples  from  the  American

Southwest,  Portugal,  and Salonika", Hispano Crypto-Judaic Resource Center,

University of Denver, Mizel Museum of Judaica, Denver, Colorado, May 1, 1996.


- "Ioanina,  Athens,  Jerusalem  - A Romaniyot Community Remembered" (together

with film "Ioanina, Athens, Jerusalem", Middle East Center, University of

Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah., October 30, 1996.


-  "Sephardic Settlement in the Balkans".  Dept. of Foreign Languages of the

University of New Orleans, The Earl K. Long Library, New Orleans,

Louisianna, USA, November 12, 1996, 7 p.m.


- "Crypto-Jews of the U.S.  Southwest", History Department, University of

Nevada at Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, November  18,  1996.


- "The Sephardic Diaspora in the  Balkans since 1492", Honors Program,

University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1:15 p.m.

November 19,  1996.


- "The Migration of Sephardic Jews to  the Americas", Department of Religion,

University of California at Davis, Davis, California, November 21,  1996.


- "Greek Jews and the Holocaust",  Judaic Studies and Modern Greek Studies

Departments,  San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California,

November  25,  1996.


- "The History of the Jews of Salonika", Open University, Lisbon, Portugal,

January 30, 1997.


- "Greek Jewry in the Holocaust ", McGill University, Department of History,

Thomson House, Blue Boardroom, 3rd Floor,  Montreal Canada, March 11, 1997,

4:00 p.m.


-"Attempts to save Jews in Greece during World War II", San Francisco State

University, San Francisco, California, Humanities Bldg., Room 416, Sponsored

by The Center for Modern Greek Studies, Nikos Kazantzakis Chair, and The

Program in Jewish Studies, San Francisco State University, and the Hellenic

Club of San Francisco State University, March 16, 1997, 4:30 p.m.


- "Jewish  - Greek-Orthodox Polemics Throughout History", The Patriarch

Athenagoras Orthodox Institute and The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish

Studies of the Berkeley Theological Union, Berkeley, California, March 17,

1997, 4:00 p.m.


-"Sephardic Jewry in the Holocaust", B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation,

University of Illinois, Champaigne, Illinois. March 18, 1997, 7:00 p.m.


- “Righteous Gentiles from Greece and the Greek-Jewish Polemic”, University of  Vancouver and the Vancouver Hellenic Community, University of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 26, 1998.


“Greek Jewry in the Holocaust”,  U.S. National Holocaust Memorial Museum,

Summer Research Institute scholarly workshop lecture, August 13, 1999, 2:00 p.m.


“The Jews of Greece during the Holocaust”, Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies,

University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. October 25, 2000


“Sephardic Culture in Louisiana in the XIX Century”, Department of Foreign Languages, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Wednesday, October 31, 2001, 2 p.m.


- “Greek Jewry in the Holocaust”, Makor One Year Postgraduate Study

Program at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Sephardic Educational

Center, Jerusalem, January 4, 2002.


-          “The Influence of Orientalism on Educating about Sephardic/Oriental Jewry in

              Israel and the Diaspora”, Society of Women Graduates of the Hebrew University,

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, June 26, 2002.


Upcoming Academic Lectures


- "The Development of Zionism and the Jewish National Fund in Greece".

Symposium on the Jewish National Fund in the Diaspora. Jewish National Fund.



General Conference Lectures


- 'Tragedy  and  Heroism amongst Balkan Jewry in the  Holocaust'.  13th Annual

Conference: Coalition for Alternatives in Jewish Education (CAJE),Jerusalem,

31 July-5 August 1988.


- 'The  Common  Fate of Balkan Jewry in the  Holocaust'.  First  International

Jerusalem  Conference of Children of Holocaust Survivors,  Jerusalem,  18-23

December 1988.


- "The Glory of the Sephardic Community of Salonika and its Destruction in the

Holocaust."  American Sephardi Federation 1990 Annual  Convention.  Chicago,

Illinois. Sept. 2-4, 1990.


- "Researching Sephardic and Greek Jewish Genealogy", Fourth International

Seminar on Jewish Genealogy,  Hilton Hotel,  Jerusalem, Israel,

April 29-May 5, 1994.


-                      “Muslim-Jewish Relations in Historical Perspective”, International

Conference on Conflict Resolution Through Culture and Literature of IFLAC,

(The International Friends of Culture and Literature) Hofit Hotel, Beit

Hava, Shavei Zion, Galilee, Israel, June 28, 1999.


-          “Conversion and Reconciliation In Judaism”, International Conference of

the (Catholic) Congregation of Assumptionists, Notre Dame of Jerusalem

Center, Jerusalem, Israel. August 27, 1999, 9:30 a.m.


General Public Lectures


- 'Early  Sephardic  Settlement  in the Land of Israel - Jewish  life  in  and

around the Holy Cities.'The Sephardic Educational Center.Jerusalem. Tuesday,

April 26, 1988


- 'The Contribution of Turkey to the Rescue of Greek Jews during the Holocaust

Period'. Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv,24 November 1988.Given under the auspices

of MORIT (Center for the Heritage of the Jews of Togarma). [Hebrew]


- 'Salonique, Vie et Mort D'une Communaute'. Centre Yair. Jerusalem. Tuesday,

July, 25, 1989. [French]


- "The Bulgarian Deportation of 1943: The Fate of Jews From The Bulgarian

Occupied Territories of Thrace, Macedonia, and East Serbia."(accompanied by

a slide presentation.) The Isaac Sevi Historical Institute for the Study of

Greek Jewry at the Holocaust Center of Northern California. San Francisco,

Sunday, October 21, 1990.


- "The Jews of Ioannina: The Romaniotic Jewish Community After The Holocaust".

Accompanied by my film "Ioanina, Athens, Jerusalem". Judah L. Magnes Museum.

October 22, 1990.


- Film Lecture on my film "Ioanina, Athens, Jerusalem". Congregation Etz Ahaim

Highland Park, New Jersey. October 25, 1990.


- ____________________________________________________.  Sephardic House.

New York City. Oct. 28, 1990.


- ____________________________________________________. Project Oded Guest

Film Lecture. The Center For Conservative Judaism in Israel. Jerusalem.

Sunday, November 4, 1990.


- "The  Rise  and  Fall  of the Jewish Community in Saloniki  from  the  First

Century BCE to its Destruction in the Holocaust." Third Annual Isaac Dabah

Lecture on Sephardic Jewry. The Buber Institute Forum. Sponsored by The

Center for Conservative Judaism and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem. Monday, February 25, 1991.


- "The  Greek Experience in the Holocaust". Sephardic Singles Evening.

April 12, 1991 and  "Memorial Address on Greek Jewry during the Holocaust"

for Holocaust Memorial Observance", April 14, 1991. Sephardic Temple Tifereth

Israel, Los Angeles, California.


- Film Lecture on my film "Ioanina, Athens, Jerusalem". Ohio State University.

Melton  Center  and  Department  of Judaic and Near  Eastern  Languages  and

Literatures. Wednesday, October 9, 1991.


- __________________________________________________. Saint John's University.

Collegeville, Minnesota. October 14, 1991.


- "The Jews of Greece".  Congregation Shomrei Ohr Anchorage, Alaska. October

19, 1991.


- "Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust". The Jewish Congregation of Fairbanks.

Fairbanks, Alaska. October 17, 1991.


- "Greece  in the Holocaust".  Yad Vashem Israeli Teachers Conference; "From

the Spanish Expulsion To The Holocaust". December 23, 1991.[Hebrew]


- "Researching Greek Jewry". Israel Genealogical Society. Jerusalem. Mevakshei

Derech Synagogue. June 24, 1992. [Hebrew].


- "Sephardic  Jewry:   From  Spain  to  the  Balkans,  Eretz-Israel,  and  the

Americas". Jewish Community Center. Madrid,  Spain. August 22, 1992. [Hebrew

and English].


- "The   Sephardic   Diaspora  Since   1492".   B'nai   Brith.   Philadelphia,

Pennsylvania. November 22, 1992.


- "The  Jewish  Yishuv in Jerusalem from the Destruction of the Second  Temple

Until The Present." Jerusalem Day lecture for the Jerusalem section of the

Livnot Program for English-speaking college graduates.  Jerusalem.  May  16,



- Film lecture on my film "Ioanina,  Athens, Jerusalem". Yarnton Manor, Oxford

University, England. November 10, 1993.


- "Genealogical Research on Greek and Sephardic Jewry". Jewish Genealogical

Society of Greater Washington. October 17, 1993.


- "Genealogical Research and  Greek Jewry".  San Francisco  Bay  Area  Jewish

Genealogical Society. Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto, California. Monday,

October 18, 1993.


- "The Life and Activities of the Salonikan Sephardic Folklorist and Politician

Baruch  Ouziel".  46th  Meeting of the Jerusalem Branch of the Israeli

Literature Adherents League. Shai Agnon House, Jerusalem, Israel.

February 28, 1994.


- "The Sephardic Identity of Dr. Ada Aharoni as Portrayed through Her Books".

Evening for Dr. Ada Aharoni, Poets Club, The Histadrut. Jerusalem, Israel.

April 21, 1994.


- "Genealogical Research of Greek and Sephardic Jewry".  The Australian Jewish

Genealogy Society, inc., Sydney, Australia. WIZO House. July 17, 1994.


- "The Annihilation of the Sephardic Jews in the Holocaust". The Holocaust

Museum, Melbourne, Australia. July 18,  1994.


- "The Italian, Greek, and Spanish Sub-cultures of Greek Jewry". Jewish Museum,

Melbourne, Australia. July 19,  1994.


- "Greek Jewry in the Holocaust". Holocaust Institute of W.A. Incorporated.

Perth, Australia. July 24, 1994.


- "Sephardic Jewry; History and Traditions". Carmel Jewish Day School (High

School), Perth, Australia. July 25, 1994.


- "The Sephardic Diaspora after  the  Spanish Expulsion". The Adelaide Hebrew

Congregation. Adelaide, Australia. July  28,  1994.


- "The Jews of Monastir and their Deportation to Treblinka in the Holocaust"

Sponsored by the Beth Shalom and Light of Israel (Sephardic) Synagogues.

Beth Shalom Synagogue, Rochester, New York. Monday, October 17, 1994.


- "The  Sephardic  Diaspora  since  1492".  Young Leadership  Group  of  the

Rochester Jewish Federation. Rochester, New York. Tuesday, October 18, 1994.


- "Genealogical Research of Sephardic Jewry",  Jewish Genealogical Society  of

Rochester. Jewish Community Center, Rochester, New York. Wednesday, October

19, 1994.


- "Greek  and  Sephardic Jewry of the Balkans in  the  Holocaust". Cedarhurst

Sephardic Temple. Cedarhurst, Long Island, New York. Monday, March 13, 1995.


- "The Sephardic Legacy, Wanderings From Spain to the Four Corners of the

Globe", Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue,

Toronto, Canada. Wednesday, October 25, 1995. 7:30 p.m.


- "The Greek Community of Salonika:  the Vilna of the Sephardic World".  Young

Israel Synagogue, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. October 29, 1995.


- Lecture and presentation of my film "Ioanina,  Athens,  Jerusalem",  Hebrew

Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, New York City, New York,

March 12, 1996.


- "Greek and Yugoslavian Jewry in the Holocaust", Congregation Temple Moses,

Miami Beach, Florida, April 13, 1996.


- "Researching Greek and Sephardic Jewish Genealogy", Jewish Genealogical

Society of Greater Boston, Sunday, April 21, 1996.


- "Ashkenazim and Sephardim in the Jaffe Family", Second International

Gathering of the Jaffe Family. Eretz-Israel Musuem, Tel Aviv, Israel.

June 24-25, 1996.


- "Salonikan Jewry in the Holocaust",  and presentation of the films "Ioanina,

Athens, Jerusalem" and "The Burla Family", Haifa International Film Festival,

Dan Panorama Hotel, Haifa, Israel, October 1, 1996.


- "Crypto-Jews of  the  U.S.  Southwest", Congregation Kol Ami, Salt Lake

City, Utah. November  2,  1996.


- "The History of the Jews in Greece", Jewish Genealogical Society, Menorah

Park Old Home, Cleveland, Ohio, November 13, 1996.


- "The Hidden Jews Of The American Southwest", Congregation Midbar Kodesh,

Las Vegas, Nevada. November 19, 1996, 7 p.m.


- "Researching Greek  Jewry",  Sacramento Jewish Genealogical Society, Jewish

Community Center, Sacramento, California, November  20,  1996.


.  "The Sephardim in the Holocaust", Synagogue of Jewish Community of Porto,

Porto, Portugal, February 4, 1997 21:30 p.m.


- "Sephardic Jewry in the Holocaust", Sponsored by Beth Israel Beth Aaron

Congregation and The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, Beth Israel Beth

Aaron Congregation, 6800 Mackle Rd., Cote St. Luc, Canada, March 10, 1997,

8:00 p.m.


. "Righteous Gentiles in Europe in WWII", Congregation Shaar Hashomoyim,

Montreal, Canada, March 11, 1997, 8:00 p.m.


- "Crypto-Jewish Names in the Spanish and Muslim Worlds", Israel Genealogical

Society, Mevaskshei Derech Synagogue,  Jerusalem, Israel, June 18, 1997,

7:30 p.m.


- "Sephardic Customs for Tisha B'av", Yedidya Congregation, Baka, Jerusalem,

Israel, August 11, 1997. 8:30 p.m.


- “Relations Between the Jewish and Greek People”, Sponsored by the Parnassos

Hellenic Cultural Society in collaboration with the Embassy of Greece,

Embassy of Israel, The Hellenic Community of Ottawa, and the Jewish

Community of Ottawa. Hellenic Community of Ottawa, 1315 Prince of

Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 10, 1997, 8 p.m.


- “The Sephardic Diaspora Since 1492”, Sponsored by Congregation Machzikei

Hadas Congregation and The Sephardi Association of Ottawa, Congregation

Machzikei Hadas, 2310 Virginia Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

November 12, 1997, 7:30 p.m.


-  “The  Settlement of Sephardic and Greek Jews in Egypt During The Modern

Era”, Historical Society of Jews from Egypt, Sephardic Community Center,

1901 Ocean Parkway, Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, NY., 11223,

November 16, 1997, 8:00 p.m.


- “Greek Jewry, Three Cultures: Italio-Jewish, Romaniot, and Judeo-Spanish”,

Sponsored by Sephardic House. Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, New York City,

New York, March 10, 1998. 7 p.m.


-        “History of the Jews in Greece” and showing film “Ioanina, Athens, Jerusalem”, Faros, The Canadian Hellenic Cultural Society, Arbutus, Vancouver, Canada, October 26, 1998. 8 p.m.


-        “The Sephardic Diaspora Since 1492”, Habad House, Honolulu, Hawaii,    November 11, 1998, 8 p.m.


-  “The Sephardic Legacy: From Spanish Grandeur to Annihilation in the Holocaust”,

Northwest Yeshiva, Mercer Island, Seattle, Washington Wednesday, March 10, 1999

9 a.m.


-  “The Interrupted Legacy, From Grandeur to the Spanish Expulsions to the Holocaust”,

Congregation Ezra Bessarot, Seattle, Washington, USA, Wednesday, March 10, 1999

8:00 p.m.


- “The Sephardic Legacy: From Spanish Grandeur to Annihilation in the Holocaust”,

Shalhevet Hebrew High School, Los Angeles, California, March 11, 1999 10:15 a.m.


- “The Sephardic Legacy: From Spanish Grandeur to Annihilation in the Holocaust”, Ulpanna B’nai Akiva Girls High School, Toronto, Canada, March 12, 1999, 13:15 p.m.


- “The Sephardic Community of Jerusalem from the Spanish Expulsion until       Present”, The Sephardic Temple, Cedarhurst, NY, March 15, 1999, 8:00 p.m.


-  “Greek and Sephardic Jewry in the Holocaust”, Wheaton, Maryland, Kempmill

Synagogue August 14, 1999, 5:00 p.m.


-                      “Sephardic Jewry from the Spanish Expulsion until Annihilation in the Holocaust”, Kempmill Synagogue, Wheaton, Maryland, August 14, 1999, 6:30 p.m.


-                      “Researching Greek Jewish families at the Tel Aviv Center for the Research of  Salonikan Jewry and Bar Ilan University”[Hebrew].The Ottoman-Sig meeting of

the Israeli Genealogical Society, Center for the Research of Salonikan

Jewry, Tel Aviv, November 24, 1999, 4 p.m.


-   “Sephardic Settlements on the Eastern Seabord in Colonial America”,

Gomez Mill House, Marlboro, New York, USA, October 29, 2000.-


- “The Acceptance of Anusim, Crypto-Jews, in Colonial America and the United States”,

Congregation Beth Jacob, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. November 4, 2000.


- “Greek and Sephardic Jewry in the Holocaust”, Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, March 3, 2001.


-          “Overview of Research on the Sephardim of the Balkans”, Netanya branch of  the Israel Genealogical Society, AACI, Netanya, Israel, June 18, 2001, 8:00 p.m.


-          “Genealogical Research on Greek Jewry”, 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Intercontinental Hotel, London, England, July 11, 2001.


-          “The Sefardic Diaspora since 1492”, Ibereo-Israel Conference, Root & Branch Association, Israel Center, Jerusalem, Israel, Monday, July 30, 2001.


-          “The History of Ladino Culture in Greece in the 19th and 20th Centuries”, Course for

Training Teachers and Activists in the Ladino Language”, National Authority for

Ladino Culture, Rabin Youth Hostel, August 6, 2001. [Hebrew]


- Showing of film, “Ioannina, Athens, Jerusalem” and lecture “The Romaniote Jewish Community of Ioannina in Historical Perspective”. Evening featuring the Jews of Ioannina. International Center for Understanding for Youth, Emek Refaim 12, Jerusalem, December 12, 2001, 7:30 p.m. [Hebrew]


-          “Teaching about Balkan Jewry in the Holocaust”, Yad Vashem

Training Program for Israeli High School Teachers, Midrasha LeHeker

Hivat Tzion, Center for the Research of Zionism, Rishon LeTzion, Israel,

February 17, 2002. 6 p.m.


-          “Acceptance/Non-Acceptance of Sephardic Jewry in Jewish Affairs”,

Congregation Ariel, Dunwoody, Atlanta, Georgia, May 18, 2002.


-          “New Avenues in Researching Greek Jewish Genealogy”, Beit Shemesh

Chapter of  the Israel Jewish Genealogy Society, Beit Shemesh, Israel,

December 10, 2002, 8:30 p.m.


- “Greek Jewry in the Holocaust”. Yad Vashem Training Program for Israeli High School Teachers, Midrasha LeHeker Hivat Tzion, Center for the Research of Zionism, Rishon LeTzion, Israel, January 20, 2003, 4 p.m. [Hebrew]


Upcoming Lectures


- "Sephardic Jewry in the Holocaust". Van Leer Institute. Sponsored by the

Council of Sephardic Communities in Jerusalem.


Film Presentations


-                      Premier showing of  “Saloniki-Jerusalem, the Life of David Benvenisti”,

(Produced with Shimon Aplatony), Sponsored by the Jerusalem Sephardic

Council and the Jerusalem Municipality, Gerard Behar Auditorium, Jerusalem,

Israel, May 15, 2000, 7:30 p.m.


Editorial Experience


- Founder  of  the  Sephardic Electronic Archive (SEA) and Editor  of  the SEA

Bulletin, entitled "Sefarad, The Sephardic Newsletter". SEA is part of the

New York - Israel Project of NYsernet (New York State Educational Research

Network),  and is sponsored by the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jerusalem,

The Yakar Educational Foundation of Jerusalem and the Committee for Judaic

Studies at the University of Arizona at Tucson. February 1992 –

- Jerusalem editor of Ivri-Nasawi, a Sephardic/Oriental literary magazine.

- Co-editor of Ismi, International Sephardi/Mizrahi Index.


Documentary Films


- 'Ioanina,   Athens,  Jerusalem'.  Produced  in  conjunction  with  Israeli

Television and the Nehora Film Society, Jerusalem. Broadcasted on June 28,

1989 on Israeli television.


- Film   on  David  Benveniste;   a  Salonikan  Sephardic  Jew  in  Jerusalem;

Geographer,  Historian,  and  Educator. Co-produced with Shimon Aplatony.

Awarded prize for young Israeli filmmakers by the Israeli Ministry of

Education in January 1990, Prize from Israeli Channel Two for filmmakers, 1997.


Film Festivals


- Films "Ioanina,  Athens,  Jerusalem" and "The Burla Family" (in progress)

appeared  at  the Haifa International  Film  Festival, Haifa, Israel,

October 1, 1996.


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