Designed by Raphael Abecassis

Dedicated January 24, 1994


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These magnificent stained-glass windows, designed by Raphael Abecassis, the renowned Sephardic-Israeli artist, were commissioned by the Maurice Amado Foundation, as a Living Memorial in honor of Dr. Morris and Regina Amado Tarica.

The windows present a panorama of the odyssey of Sephardic Jewry from the glorious Golden Age in Spain to the settlement of the Sephardic Jews in Greater Los Angeles as reflected in the religious institutions they established and their dedicaiton to the perpetuation of their rich, centuries-old culture. The panorama also notes the names of major Sephardic personalities who have made lasting contributions to the spirituality of the Jewish people in all ages and throughout the world.

This major work of art has been fabricated by The Judson Studios which, since 1897, has been justifiably proud of its heritage in honoring the ancient and honorable craft of working with leaded stained glass. In the opinion of The Judson Studios, our new windows may well be the most dramatic and Impressive of any stained-glass panels in California.