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Crypto-Jewish Identity: An Introduction

The Bnei Anusim Center for Education invites you to discover Crypto Jewish identity. 

Jews lived in Spain and Portugal for more than 1000 years. In 1391, thousands of Jews were forcibly converted to Christianity. Many of their descendants continued to observe Judaism secretly. Their descendants eventually spread to every corner of the Spanish and Portuguese empires.

Rabbi Dr. Juan Bejarano Gutierrez and David Gonzalez will be discussing Crypto Jewish identity in the past and the present. Crypto Jews face unique challenges bridging their Hispanic/Latino backgrounds and newly found Jewish identity. Part of the presentation will be in Spanish as well as English.

The event will start at 6:00 with a traditional Shabbat (Sabbath) third meal, and will be followed by two short discussions on Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Jewish identity.The event will end with Havdalah.

If you are interested in attending, Please contact rambam44@gmail.com listed to reserve your spot. For more information, visit www.cryptojewisheducation.com

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