promote and preserve the spiritual, historical,
social traditions of all Sephardic communities as
an integral part of Jewish heritage.
We represent the heritage of all Sephardim from
the Iberian Peninsula and the Balkans, to the Jews
of North Africa and Muslim lands including Iraq,
Iran, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, Ethiopia and Bukharian
To ensure the continuation of the Sephardic legacy,
heritage and traditions through educational programs
and archival preservation.
To advocate for Sephardic communities around
the world and foster strong lines of communication
with American Sephardim.
To celebrate the contributions of Sephardic
Jews to America.
To strengthen Sephardic interaction with
other American Jewish communal organizations.
To be the central address for Sephardim
To educate about the legacy and traditions
of the Sephardic people.
To further awareness of the former existence
of large Jewish communities in the Muslim and
American Sephardi Federation
was officially organized in 1973. Sephardic
House was founded in 1978. In 2002, the American
Sephardi Federation and Sephardic House, then sharing
space at the Center for Jewish History in New York
City, merged in order to create one stronger organization.