The Teachers of the Alliance Israelite Universelle

Many Jews who lived in Rhodes and throughout the Mediterranean, benefitted from the education they received through the “Alliance”.  This program, presented by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, is offered as part of the Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies.  A look at the founders and beginnings of the Alliance, an important institution that touched so many…..

12pm · Wednesday, March 3, 2010
306 Royce Hall * UCLA

Image for Frances Malino talk (Monastir)
Jewish Sisters in Muslim Lands: TheTeachers of the Alliance Israélite Universelle

Frances Malino (Wellesley College)
Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies

Abstract: In the 19th century, the Alliance Israélite Universelle, an international Jewish organization, created a network of schools to modernize Jews in Islamic lands.  Using hundreds of personal letters along with archival records, Professor Frances Malino will explore the goals, self-identity, struggles and accomplishments of the African-born, French-speaking, Jewish women who founded and directed these schools.

Preregistration is required. Email or call (310)267-5327 to RSVP.

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