Vijita de Alhad...the Ladino group of Rockville
Taranto, Santos Mayo, Shelomo Alfassa, Judith Roumani, Robert Assa,
Ralph Tarica, Rachel Hyatt [front], Rosine
Nussenblatt [behind], Donna Saady [back],
Ida Dana, and Altan Gabbay. Bension (Ben) Varon also attended, but
departed before the photo as taken.
Prior to the event at Magen David Sephardic
Congregation on November 14, 2004, Shelomo Alfassa, Executive Director
of the ISFSP was invited to visit a Ladino discussion group in Rockville,
Maryland for a Vijita de Alhad. The afternoon was spent reading
Ladino literature and poetry in a beautiful home where the host Mr.
Gabbay served traditional Sephardic foods to the many distinguished
guests. It was a splendid afternoon, spent with those who spoke French,
Greek, Ladino, Hebrew and Turkish. A warm and pleasant day, the event
will be remembered for some time to come.