Aryeh Tepper is the Director of Publications at the American Sephardi Federation and a Research Fellow at Ben Gurion University. He will delineate a spirited American tradition of letters and music created by Black Americans that dates back to the 1920s, rejects the pathology of race, and provides “equipment for living” for anyone wishing to aim high in a liberal-democratic society. Along the way, he’ll offer a new perspective on the historical ‘Black-Jewish alliance’ against bigotry.

He will appear live via Zoom from Ofaqim, Israel.


09:45 am – Zoom Portal Opens

10:00 am – Event Begins: Pre-talk Music featuring Fanya Lin (piano) and Eddie Goodman (saxophone) 

10:30 am – Introduction to the  Voices of Culture, topic of the present talk, and featured musical piece 

10:35 am – Featured musical piece (5 minute)

10:40 am – Speaker Introduction (bio and preface remarks)

10:45 am – Speaker presentation

11:30 am – Q&A moderated by Daniel Asia 

11:45 am – Closing remarks and music