JEWS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

Sephardim in Argentina, Their History and the History of the Main Sephardic Institution, the CIDICSEF (Cidicsef-Centro de Investigacion y Difusion Cultura Sefardi - Research and Dissemination of Sephardic Culture)

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This is a short introduction to the first Sephardic immigration to Argentina, including the four main groups according to their places of origin, their institutions, synagogues and schools. Rita Saccal will be specifically referring to the CIDICSEF, the only academic Sephardic institution in Latin America, their activities, publications and library.

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Tracing the Jews of Barbados: Archival Dispersion and Digital ‘Repatriation’

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At the 2017 AJL conference, Amalia presented on the archival processing and digitization of the Barbados Synagogue Restoration Project records. The resulting digital archives offer a glimpse into a series of initiatives to restore and develop the synagogue block and into Jewish life and history on this island in the Caribbean. At the same time, the completion of this project was not really an end, but the beginning of a quest to extend the information contained within. In this presentation, Amalia will discuss how digitization and links among digital archives can help a “digital repatriation” of dispersed collections.

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