Sephardim of the Balkans

Centropa Jewish Network (CJN) and the National Library of Israel (NLI) were delighted to host educators from around the world for this webinar where participants:

· learned about the history and rich cultural heritage of the Sephardim of the Balkans

· explored the resource pack of Centropa and the NLI on Sephardic Jewish communities of the Balkans, including films, primary sources, worksheets and more;

· met Jewish educators from other countries and developed lesson ideas together.

Please also enjoy these webinar support materials:

Balkans Resource Pack

About our partnership

Centropa is a non-profit Jewish historical and educational institute dedicated to preserving 20th-century Jewish family stories and photos from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans and disseminating these stories and photos through films, books, and exhibitions.

The NLI, established in 1892, is unique among the great libraries of the world. It is the prime institution of national memory– not only of the Israeli nation, but also of the Jewish people throughout the world. Its mission is to serve as a home for the collections, archives, manuscripts, documents, maps, music and other audio treasures, graphic creations, audiovisual creations and electronic documents, as well as other items of unique national, historic or cultural significance.

In our cooperation, we combine the historical primary sources that are housed in the NLI archives together with the family and personal stories documented in the oral histories collected by Centropa. Based on these, we develop rich resource packs for educators with films, primary sources, worksheets and teaching suggestions – for various subjects and age groups.


Contact Tina Hemera: [email protected] or Shuvi Hoffman: [email protected]

We look forward to continued learning and discovering together!

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