Jane S. Gerber

Jane S. Gerber is professor of Jewish history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she also directs the Institute for Sephardic Studies. She is the author of Jewish Society in Fez, the award-winning The Jews of Spain, and Sephardic Studies in the University. She is past president of the Association for Jewish Studies and vice president of the American Society for Sephardic Studies.

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Sephardi Women in the United States

Sephardic Jews constitute only a small proportion of American Jewry. Although they comprised the majority of American Jewry during the colonial period, that majority never exceeded twenty-five hundred prior to the American Revolution. By the nineteenth century, the Sephardi community was vastly outnumbered by Ashkenazim. Nevertheless, a few outstanding Sephardi personalities captured public notice.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jane S. Gerber." (Viewed on July 19, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/gerber-jane>.


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