Nina Weiner

For Sephardic Students, A Sense Of Empowerment

02/20/2008
Editorial Intern
Winding her way through the rustic streets of Rome, a young Israeli student enters the pillared halls of La Sapienza University, where she will learn about viruses, participate in gross anatomy and study clinical procedure — all in a foreign language.    Hilla Werner-Zafrani, 29, is a third-year medical school student at La Sapienza, where she is training to become an oncologist. Originally from a poor Moroccan family of 10 children, she grew up enduring constant ethnic discrimination and financial burdens in Israel.   

A Date With Sephardim

10/24/2002
Staff Writer
Click on continuity, and caring. That’s what more than 600 people, mostly from New York’s Sephardic community, were doing last Saturday night at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea when they came together to mingle, maybe meet a mate, and raise money to buy computers for poor Israeli children. The event was sponsored by the Young Leadership Division of the Israeli Sephardic Educational Foundation (ISEF) on behalf of “Screens for Kids.”
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