Society for Sephardic Progress is an international Jewish organization
dedicated to strengthening and intellectually defending the Sephardic
community both in the United States and abroad. As an advocacy group,
we will speak on behalf of the Sephardic community when needed, we
will always uphold the good name of the 'Sephardim' with honor.
is to instill a strong and secure sense of Jewish identity through
learning and education. We strive to be public advocates for the Sephardic
Jewish community; to be a voice for the Jews who are a minority within
a minority. In doing so, we have a continuing goal of cultivating
and enriching Jewish identity, ensuring Jewish continuity, and fostering
wellness for the overall Jewish community.
to provide a vital service, educating not only the Jewish community,
but Sephardim (young and old) whose families have either assimilated
and/or lost there cultural traditions. We intrinsically value the
Torá, Jewish history, tradition, and culture. Thus we will
only undertake projects or activities that are consistent with these
values. Through our publications, we desire to keep the spark of learning
alive, to develop educational products which contribute to the study
of our history. In addition, we are dedicated to strengthening our
ties with the Jewish community, the State of Israel and to supporting
Torá Judaism in Israel and throughout the world.
International Society for Sephardic Progress realizes that
the modern Sephardic communities are fragmented and becoming more
and more assimilated. Sephardic traditional culture, a culture which
goes back far over 1,000 years is at risk of being forgotten. Young
Sephardim are having a difficult time learning about a culture which
was alive in their families only two generations ago. In the spirit
of Sephardic organizations of the past, such as the Federation
of Oriental Jews of America, Oriental Progressive Society and
others, the ISFSP strives to keep the momentum of the Sephardic
religious and cultural traditions alive.