In the year 2006, the joining of the efforts from Spain central and local government, and EU Authorities, was able to create “Centro Sefarad Israel” (Sefarad-Israel Centre). This Public Institution is dedicated to promote the development of the friendship and cooperation between the Spanish and Israel societies on one hand; on the other hand Centro Sefarad Israel also research about the Sephardic Culture as a alife area of the Spanish Culture.
Since the year 2016, Centro Sefarad Israel gives the Crown Esther Awards dedicated to those institution/person considered to have a special involving in the areas that this Centre represents.
“Spain without Sepharad is nothing”
Santiago Palomero, Director of Toledo Sephardic Museum
This year, this Award has gone to Sephardic Museum of Toledo (El Transito Synagogue) and I had the pleasure to be invited to the ceremony.
The Ceremony as opened by Santiago Palomero, Museum Director, and at the end, Migue Luca and Esther Bendahan gave the Award to santiago Palomero.