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, see. The ISFSP functions to produce high quality Jewish educational projects which will educate the public on the rich Sephardic Jewish communities, past and present.

  • 21 January 2005 ISFSP Applauds Recognition of Forgotten Holocaust Event that Occurred in Iraq
  • 6 January 2004 ISFSP has awarded Edwin Black the 2004 Doña Gracia Medal for Best Book of The Year.
  • 31 December 2004 In The News: JTA News Agency Orlando residents in dark about Auschwitz

  • 29 December 2004 ISFSP issues a study showing only 36% of population of a U.S. city can recognize that "Auschwitz" was a concentration camp. (Study Page)

  • 29 December 2004 ISFSP Soliciting Assistance for Massive Tsunami Disaster

  • 15 December 2004 Chris Gonzaga, Founder of the National Security Agency & Training Center joins the International Society for Sephardic Progress as Director of Security
  • 12 December 2004 International Society for Sephardic Progress launches the International Anti-Semitic Report
  • 7 December 2004 In The News: Orlando Sentinel Exploring the spiritual depth of Hanukkah
  • 26 November 2004 In The News: Florida Heritage Jewish News Emperors and Rebels at UCF
  • 24 November 2004 On the 500th anniversary of her death, ISFSP calls upon Spaniards to reconsider the canonization of Queen Isabella of Spain.

  • 24 November 2004 As Hannukah approaches, ISFSP alerts Jews throughout the world to be cautious for targeted missionary activity.

  • 16 November 2004 ISFSP hosts Hanukah Education Night at University of Central Florida

  • 20 October 2004 The International Sephardic Journal, official publication of the International Society for Sephardic Progress is welcoming first person papers and stories for its March 2005 edition.

  • 18 October 2004 ISFSP commends Congressman Anthony Weiner (NY-D) for calling upon the New York City Police Department to investigate recent Brooklyn crimes, including swastikas painted on the Sephardic Community Center, as hate crimes.

  • 11 October 2004 International Society for Sephardic Progress announces it will be co-sponsoring Edwin Black speaking on "The Mufti, Hitler and Iraq" at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.
  • 28 September 2004 (CFP) International Sephardic Journal Issues Call for Papers for March 2005 edition.
  • 20 September 2004 ISFSP intervention spurs Target Corporation to halt selling Kabbalah String.
    • List of all newspapers which carried the ISFSP / Target story. (HERE)
  • 3 September 2004 International Sephardic Journal, the official publication of the International Society for Sephardic Progress wins the 2004-2005 Fromer Award.
  • 12 August 2004 International Society for Sephardic Progress welcomes Dr. Jane Gerber to the Academic Council of the International Sephardic Journal.
  • 11 August 2004 ISFSP marks the 350th anniversary of the first Jewish emigrant to arrive in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam in what is today New York City.

  • 15 July 2004 ISFSP Supports Former Chief Rav's Opinion to Clarify Organ Transplant Needs

  • 7 June 2004 ISFSP Mourns the Passing of Former President Ronald Reagan

  • 16 May 2004 The International Society for Sephardic Progress calls on the Vatican and the Holy See to halt the canonization of Spain's Queen Isabella, the founder of the Spanish Inquisition.

  • 10 May 2004 ISFSP supports the the former Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel and says to Jewish groups: "Reject Evangelical Funding."

  • 20 April 2004 The International Society for Sephardic Progress calls upon His Honor HaRav Yitzaq Kaduri, shelita, the foremost kabbalist of the Jewish world to reject blessing Madonna.

  • 16 March 2004 Side by Side with the Messiah Truth Project: Calling on the DOJ to Investigate Gibson Film

  • 1 March 2004 International Society for Sephardic Progress deplores the new Mel Gibson film.
  • 29 November 2003: ISFSP Praises U.S. Government in Denial of "Kabbalah Centre" Trademark.
  • 2 November 2003: ISFSP Calls on FBI To Vigilant for Potential Domestic Terrorism Issues Related to White Supremacist Communication site.



"Target Drops Bracelets"
ISFSP in the Washington Post Sept 25, 2004
"Target stops selling red string bracelets" Ft. Worth Star Telegraph Sept 25, 2004

"Beleaguered but Beloved, Gaza" Sephardic Image Magazine Sept 2004

"350 Years Since First Jew Landed in New York" Israel National News Aug 22, 2004

"Loss of a Sephardic Elder" The Jewish Press Dec 19, 2003

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