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Making history

One woman’s search for lost Sephardim leads to a groundbreaking conference at Netanya Academic College.

Casa Shalom founder Gloria Mound
Photo by: CASA SHALOM
Gloria Mound has been tireless in her search for traces of Jewish continuity in the Iberian peninsula and her efforts to help those searching for their Sephardi identity. Mound and her husband, Leslie, unexpectedly came across traces one summer in Ibiza and Fomentera in 1973.

That holiday brought them back to live in the area for a year in 1985. “In 1986 we registered our aliya, but went back to Ibiza for another two years before moving to live in Israel,” says Mound. “We had discovered so much in the Balearics alone.”



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