Centro Sefarad-Israel on its 15th Anniversary, with Director Miguel de Lucas
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many Spanish teachers has Centro Sefarad-Israel sent to Yad Vashem in Israel, and what did they do there?
Centro Sefarad-Israel is an institution created in December 2006 through an agreement between the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation; the Autonomous Community of Madrid; and the Madrid City Council. Its mission is to pursue the further study of the legacy of Sephardic culture as an integral, living part of Spanish culture as a whole. Centro Sefarad-Israel also strives to foster a greater understanding of Jewish culture within Spanish society and to advance the development of ties of friendship and cooperation between the societies of Spain and Israel.
They do this in a variety of ways, both through activities directly involving the general Spanish public, and through more specific programs aimed at dealing with issues such as Holocaust education, economics and the international Sephardic communities.
This week we are speaking with Miguel de Lucas, Director of Centro Sefarad-Israel, about the institution and how it has developed over the last 15 years.