Our Story

Sephardic Heritage Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization focused on facilitating the religious and cultural observance of the Jewish Syrian-Sephardic Communities. We have been producing prayer books for over 50 years, catering to the Syrian Sephardic Communities around the world including the U.S, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. By distributing publications, Sephardic Heritage Foundation strives to perpetuate the venerated prayer, sacred traditions and valued customs of one of the oldest uninterrupted Jewish Communities of the world, the Community of Aram Soba (Aleppo, Syria). Our work is influenced and inspired by our late founder, Mr. Sam Catton, may he rest in peace.

On February 5, 2006 the Syrian-Sephardic Community lost one of its founders and leaders, Sam Catton a"h.

While his work for Jewish institutions are numerous and all leshem shamayim, the crown jewel and greatest love of his life was the Sephardic Heritage Foundation. 

For nearly 50 years, with Sam Catton as its president and driving force, Sephardic Heritage Foundation distributed approximately 1,000,000 books worldwide. Sam Catton and the Sephardic Heritage Foundation focused their efforts wherever there was a Community need. When there was a need for Mahazorim and Siddurim, Sam Catton developed high quality and universally accepted books which reinvigorated the prayers and kavanot of the Community. 

When Sam Catton was concerned that the next generation had forgotten their roots, he wrote the trilogy, Men of Faith and Vision, documenting the Community and its origins. Sam Catton saved our glorious pizmonim with his publication of the classic Shir Ushbaha. It is through these, and many other accomplishments, that he became known as Ba'al Hasefarim.

We, the next generation at Sephardic Heritage Foundation, are proud to continue his great work for the Community, with his inspiration inside us and his direction from above.


David Catton


Sephardic Heritage Foundation

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