Sephardi Voices UK


Message from Dr Bea Lewkowicz, Executive Director


Sephardi Voices UK is part of the international Sephardi Voices project dedicated to preserving and capturing the memories of Jews form the Middle East, North Africa and Iran who left their homes, focusing on those who settled in the UK.  


SVUK’s mission is to document stories of childhood, displacement, migration, exile, and resettlement and to bring to life the vibrant Jewish communities left behind, the journeys of migration and the rich culture and tradition of Sephardi/Mizrahi Jews. 

The work of SVUK enables families and communities to connect with their past and celebrate their heritage and researchers and the general public to have a unique window into the lives of Jewish communities which no longer exist from countries such as Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Syria, and Algeria.   

Please support our urgent work and help Sephardi Voices UK to preserve the precious Sephardi and Mizrahi heritage and transform Jewish memory and historiography. 


Thank you!

Interviewees and Videos 

Our Interviewees

Our interviewees come from all over the Middle East and North Africa. Find out more about them. 

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Tell Your Story

If you or a family member were born in the Middle East or North Africa we'd love to hear from you. 

Anita Candero Bendayan, 1965, Tangier 

Watch Our Trailer:


Revisit the SEPHARDI VOICES exhibition at the Jewish Museum, London

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SVUK is grateful for the support of The Exilarch's Foundation, The KC Shasha Charitable Foundation & The Shoresh Charitable Trust

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