Jewish Journal

Webcasts: Nessim and Bouskila kick start S.E.C. seminar in Jerusalem

by Karmel Melamed

July 26, 2010 | 11:00 pm

S.E.C. founder Dr. Jose Nessim

This week I have the unique opportunity of joining nearly two dozen of L.A.‘s Jewish residents who traveled to the Old City of Jerusalem at the Sephardic Educational Center (S.E.C.) and blogging about their 2010 summer seminar exploring the future of Sephardic Judaism in the 21st century. The program was organized by the S.E.C.‘s new director of new projects Rabbi Daniel Bouskila who has brought together some of Israel’s foremost authorities on various aspects of Sephardic life. The S.E.C.‘s brainchild and founder, L.A. native, Dr. Jose Nessim and his family were also on hand to welcome participants of the program.

Here is some footage I captured last night of Dr. Nessim talking about his vision for the S.E.C. becoming a reality….

This is more footage I captured of Rabbi Bouskila discussing the S.E.C.’s objectives in going online to share more details about this week’s summer seminar on Sephardic Judaism for the 21st century on the web through blogging….

More videos to continue as the week progresses!

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Karmel Melamed is an internationally-published freelance journalist based in Southern California.

Since 2000, Melamed has specialized in covering the growing influential...

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