Sephardi Jews, also known as Sephardic Jews, Hispanic Jews or Sephardim (Hebrew: ספרדים, Modern Hebrew: Sefaraddim, Tiberian: Səp̄āraddîm; also יהודי ספרד Ye'hude Sepharad, lit. "The Jews of Spain", Spanish: Judíos sefardíes (or Sefarditas), Portuguese: Judeus Sefarditas), originally from Sepharad, Spain, or Portugal, are a Jewish ethnic division.
We established communities throughout areas of modern Spain and Portugal, where they traditionally resided, evolving what would become our distinctive characteristics and diasporic identity, which we took with us in our exile from Iberia beginning in the late 15th century to North Africa, Anatolia, the Levant,
Southeastern and Southern Europe, as well as the Americas, and all other places of our exiled settlement, either alongside pre-existing co-religionists, or alone as the first Jews in new frontiers.
The founders of Hebrew Synagogue are Sephardic Jews and while we cater to all Jews, we have a direct connection with Jews who identify as Sephardic.
Hebrew Synagogue is seen as an advisory body on matters pertaining to Jewish religious practice and is widely consulted by many agencies. Members of the public are welcome to contact our office with any queries.