News & Events


The scholarship applications for the academic year 2024 – 2025 have been completed. 

Applicants who have passed the first screening will be invited for interviews during August 2024.

Results of the interviews will be shared with applicants and the scholarship ceremony including exposure to the Ladino world is expected to take place in the fall.

Attendance at the ceremony is a condition for receiving a scholarship.

For information on past events & celebrations please check below.

Certificate Studies in “the Culture and History of Turkey’s Sephardim” is continuing. 

We are delving in the intricacies of the Jewish past in Turkey, learning intimately their lives, culture and heritage.  

The certificate program students are joined by the Institute Ladino Master students and together enjoy different ways of learning: lecture, peer learning, gallery talk and Ladino class.

Meeting in the library of the Salti Ladino Institute at Bar Ilan University every week, course participants learn from a different visiting subject matter expert as well as the Institute academic team.

We profusely thank Prof. Shmuel Refael, Dr. Dov Cohen, Dr. Bella Bassan and Dafna Namdar and every dedicated supporter as well as the wonderful class participants who have immediately become an extended family in the Salti Institute.  

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The Salti Foundation distributes scholarships for 2023 – 24

We were happy to host on September 13, 2023 the recipients of the Salti Foundation Scholarships for the academic year 2023 – 24. 

Meeting in the library of the Salti Ladino Institute at Bar Ilan University, we celebrated our Sephardi heritage and students shared their personal and familial connections with their heritage and with Ladino. 

Thanking profusely Prof. Ora Rodrigue Schwartzwald for her vast support for Ladino over the years, we had a chance to benefit from her vast knowledge of Hebrew and Ladino and discovered together many Ladino words used in Hebrew. 


Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Salti Institute

The Salti Ladino Institute celebated its 20. anniversary with a special event organized by the Bar Ilan University on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the Institute premises.

President Prof. Arie Zaban presented Naime Salti the Presidential Award of Distinction.


Mimi Salti receives Bar Ilan University Presidential Prize