La America: The Sephardic Experience in...

The story of the Jewish immigration to the United States of the Levantine Sephardim who entered the United States between 1899 and 1925.

Acknowledgments It is with pleasure that I acknowledge the assistance I received in the preparation of this book. I owe my knowledge and love of the Judeo- Spanish language and culture to my maternal grandparents, of blessed memory. Marco and Sultana Romey; to my parents, Victor and Rachel Angel; and to my relatives and friends in the Sephardic community of Seattle, Washington. Had I not been raised in this environment, I would never have pursued this research with so much love and excitement. I thank the staff of the Jewish Division of the New York Public Library, where much of the research for this book was undertaken. Victor Tarry and Joseph Tarica, of Congregation Shearith Israel, greatly assisted me in making available the many archival materials in the possession of their congregation. My thanks must go to all those individuals who provided me with personal information about Moise Gadol and helped to clarify my understanding of the man and his times. Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi read through the entire manuscript and offered perceptive and useful suggestions. Maier Deshell, of the Jewish Publication Society of America, has been encouraging and helpful in many ways. Salena Rapp Kern provided valuable edito-rial advice. Most of the photographs that illustrate this book were made available through the courtesy of Victor Tarry, Louis N. Levy,   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x This Scholar PDF version is for use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. Printed editions of this book may be available at www. publishersrow. com

La America: The Sephardic Experience in the United States


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Front MatterLa America: front pageTitle PageCopyright PageContentsAcknowledgmentsThe Story of This BookIn the BeginningOrganizations and DisorganizationA Hispano-Levantine CommunityToward a Unified CommunityOld and New Sephardim MeetThe Struggles of La AmericaZionism among the SephardimEconomic LifeThe Sephardic Diaspora in the U.S.The Next GenerationsEpilogueNotesBibliographyIndexIllustrationsMoise Gadol, the editor of La America.Albert Amateau, one of the chief protagonists in Gadol's dispute with La VaraProfessor Mair José Benardete, Sephadic philogist.Henry S. Hendricks,Albert Torres, publisher of La Vara.Rev. Dr. Henry Pereira Mendes and Rev. Joseph de Abraham BenyunesThe Angel family and neighborsThe Progressive Jewish Boys ClubThe Alba Sephardie Club in the early 1920sCongregation Shearith IsraelThe interior of Shearith IsraelThe synagogue of the Janina Jewsthe site of the Shearith Israel Sisterhood's settlement houseThe building of the Sephardic Brotherhood
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