Society for Sephardic Progress welcomes Dr. Jane Gerber to the
Academic Council of the International Sephardic Journal.
International Society for Sephardic Progress (ISFSP) welcomes
Dr. Jane Gerber, Director of the Institute for Sephardic Studies
at the CUNY Graduate Center to the Academic Council of the International
Sephardic Journal (ISJ). The ISJ is a referred publication,
produced from within the Sephardic community, the official publication
of the ISFSP.
Gerber is a prominent scholar in Judaic Studies and is the Director
of the Institute for Sephardic Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.
She has received numerous awards including National Jewish Book
Award in Sephardic Studies. Prof. Gerber was visiting professor
at Harvard, Yale, Columbia and the Hebrew University. She has
published many books and articles in the area of Sephardim and
European Judaism. Among her works: The Jews of Spain (1992),
Jewish Society in Fez: 1450-1700 (1980). She also edited
Sephardic Studies in the University (1994). Some of her
articles include: Jewish Studies in the Public University,
Association for Jewish Studies Newsletter (1997), The
Sephardic Experience and 1492, Humanities (1992),
and April Memories of Soviet Jewry, The New York
Alfassa, Executive Director of the ISFSP feels the inclusion of
Dr. Jane Gerber on the Academic Council, "is an auspicious
addition to the Journal." "We are proud to have Dr.
Gerber working with us, her research on the subject of Sephardic
Jewry is admirable," he declared. Dr. Gerber stated that
the International Sephardic Journal is, "a welcome
addition to Sephardic Studies and long overdue."
the only publication of its kind, the International Sephardic
Journal strives to promote the study of Sephardic Jewish history
while at the same promoting topics of interest from contemporary
The International Society for Sephardic Progress (ISFSP) is
a Jewish agency developed to serve the Sephardic community--the
descendants of the Jews of historic Spain, Portugal, North Africa
and the Levant who share both common religious and cultural bonds.
Although based in the United States, the ISFSP is an advocacy
organization representing Sephardim internationally. The ISFSP
also functions to produce high quality Jewish educational projects
which will educate the public on the rich Sephardic Jewish communities,
past and present.
ISFSP is a
a non-profit organization.