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Fabio Franciolly Fonseca at RECONNECTING 2016

Fabio Franciolly Fonseca, Dr. Joseph Maldonado, and Lisette Valdez Valle were the three speakers at the "Personal Stories" session in the RECONNECTING 2016 conference on September 7-8, 2016 in Miami, FL. All three had very moving stories about their journeys back to their heritage.

Lisette Valdez Valle at RECONNECTING 2016

Lisette Valdez Valle, Dr. Joseph Maldonado, and Fabio Franciolly Fonseca were the three speakers at the "Personal Stories" session in the RECONNECTING 2016 conference on September 7-8, 2016 in Miami, FL. All three had very moving stories about their journeys back to their heritage. Lisette is the daughter of Cuban immigrants to the US.

Joseph Maldonado at RECONNECTING 2016

Dr. Joseph Maldonado, Fabio Franciolly Fonseca, and Lisette Valdez Valle were the three speakers at the “Personal Stories” session in the RECONNECTING 2016 conference on September 7-8, 2016 in Miami, FL.

All three had very moving stories about their journeys back to their heritage.

Joe, who is currently serving a term as president of the Society for Crypto-Judaic […]

Honorary Awards Ceremony at RECONNECTING 2016

 

This is a video of the Honorary Awards Ceremony that capped the first day of the RECONNECTING 2016 conference in Miami on 7-8 September 2016.

The award recipients include:

Woman of Valor: Ms. Neomi Dezer, Ms. Genie Milgrom

President’s Award: Prof. Anita Waingort Novinsky

Honoris Causa Degree: The Honorable Mr. Henry Cisneros

The video includes a surprise birthday serenade for […]

2016-17 Lecture Series: “Cultural Icons in Sefardic Jewish History”

The ISAS lecture series for the 2016-17 academic year is “Cultural Icons in Sefardic Jewish History,” given by Prof Abraham (Avi) Gross at Netanya Academic College. Topics include: Hasdai Ibn Shaprut, Shmuel Hanagid, Shlomo Ibn Gvirol, Judah Halevi, and Rambam (Maimonides).

For all of you Hebrew speakers here in Eretz HaKodesh (the Holy Land), […]

“Can Sephardic Judaism be Reconstructed?” Article by Daniel Elazar

The ISAS is making available here the important article, “Can Sephardic Judaism be Reconstructed?” written by Daniel Elazar (z”l) in 1992, that was reprinted in the American Sephardi Federation’s magazine, The Sephardi Report, Vol. 5, No. 1 Summer/Fall 2015. In the article, Prof. Elazar describes the Ashkenazification of the Sefardim in the modern age, and […]

Honorees of the Awards Ceremony at RECONNECTING 2016

We congratulate the recipients of honors and awards at the Awards Ceremony of our  RECONNECTING 2016 conference in Miami on 7-8 September, at which Netanya Academic College bestowed honorary degrees and awards upon the Hon. Henry Cisneros (Honoris Causa Degree), Prof. Anita Waingort Novinsky (President’s Award), and Ms. Genie Milgrom and Ms. Neomi Dezer (Woman of Valor […]

Rosh Hashana 5777 – New Year Newsletter

We invite you to read our Rosh HaShana 5777 – 2015/16 New Year Newsletter. In it you will find information about all of our activities during the past year, with a full report on our hugely successfull RECONNECTING 2016 conference in Miami, as well as information about our planned MUSEUM OF SEFARDI AND ANOUSIM HERITAGE here in […]

Watch RECONNECTING 2016 LIVE on eSefarad!

Watch the RECONNECTING 2016: Reinvigorating Shared Latino-Jewish Roots and Heritage conference in Miami LIVE!

eSefarad will be live streaming the conference proceedings on Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8 beginning 10:30 am EST (USA).
Click on the link below!

http://esefarad.com/?page_id=25012

 

 

Special post-conference event at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

We are pleased to announce a special post-RECONNECTING 2016 conference event: An evening at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU with a lecture by Prof. Sergio DellaPergola, “Demography of the Jewish People – Long Term Trends and Prospects.” The event is free and open to the public.