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Fabio Franciolly Fonseca at RECONNECTING 2016

December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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.

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Lisette Valdez Valle at RECONNECTING 2016

December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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.

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Joseph Maldonado at RECONNECTING 2016

December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

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

November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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, […]

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

October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

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Honorees of the Awards Ceremony at RECONNECTING 2016

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

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Rosh Hashana 5777 – New Year Newsletter

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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, […]

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Watch RECONNECTING 2016 LIVE on eSefarad!

September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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

 

 

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

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

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RECONNECTING 2016: Welcome to Miami on Sept. 7-8

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

The ISAS’s international conference, RECONNECTING 2016:
Reinvigorating Shared Latino-Jewish Roots and Heritage, will be held in Miami, FL on Sept. 7-8.
This conference is a milestone in Latino-Jewish relations and features an incredible line-up of the foremost scholars of Sefardi and Anousim heritage, as well as movers and […]

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“The Bible in Spain”: A 19th century reference to Crypto-Judaism in Spain

May 16th, 2016|0 Comments

George Borrow (1803–1881) was a British author, adventurer, and agent of the Bible Society whose journeys in the mid-nineteenth century took him to both Russia and Spain. His The Bible in Spain, or, the Journeys, Adventures, and Imprisonments of an Englishman in […]

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“New research demystifies the origin of the surnames of converted Jews in Brazil”

May 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Prof. Avi Gross of the ISAS is quoted in this article, which appeared in the Brazilian journal Oglobo in 2012.

 

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Israel Independence Day Message

May 16th, 2016|0 Comments

On this Yom ha-Zikaron (Memorial Day) and eve of Yom ha-Atzma‘ut (Independence Day), let us all remind ourselves of the crucial part the State of Israel has played in the preservation of the Jewish people. One cannot imagine Am Yisrael […]

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A Passover Greeting from the ISAS

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

To see this letter online, click here

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Article about Passover among the Anousim by Ignacio Steinhardt

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Ignacio Steinhardt, one of the most accomplished researchers on the Anousim of Portugal, wrote a personal account of his Passover experience with Anousim in a Portuguese village at Passover time. You can read his article here.

The ISAS recognized Mr. Steinhardt […]

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Special summer course Anousim leadership

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

The ISAS is holding a 4-week intensive seminar, “REINFORCING JEWISH ROOTS,” to promote leadership in Anousim communities in Brazil and Portugal from July 24 – August 25, 2016, at Netanya Academic College.

This ground-breaking event is geared toward enabling the leaders […]

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Latest ISAS Newsletter available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Hot off the press! The latest ISAS newsletter includes reports of events and other news about the institute’s activities during 2015. The newsletter is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese editions. After you open the link, just click on the […]

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Didier Long to speak on Corsican Jews

March 29th, 2016|0 Comments

On April 19, the ISAS is hosting an event featuring author Didier Long, who will speak (in French) on his new book about the Jews of Corsica, “Mémoires juives de Corse.” His talk will include Jewish names and Marranos in Corsica, […]

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ISAS International Conference: Reconnecting 2016

March 28th, 2016|0 Comments

ISAS International Conference

Reconnecting 2016:
Reinvigorating Shared Latino-Jewish Roots and Heritage
Date: September 7-8, 2016
Sunny Isles Beach, (Miami) FL, USA
(The originally scheduled date was May 23-24)
This high profile conference is dedicated to both enhancing Jewish-Latino relations as well as raising awareness regarding […]

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Conference on founder populations and Sefardi genomes

March 27th, 2016|0 Comments

See the link for information on the First International Conference on Founder Populations and their contribution to our understanding of Biology and History – Lessons from the Jewish Genome, July 10-14, 2016, Haifa, Israel. There will be many presentations on Sefardi […]

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Tour: “Seeking the Secret of Success of the Anousim in Spain and Portugal”

February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

מכון לחקר יהדות ספרד והאנוסים במכללה האקדמית נתניה
סיור מיוחד – בעקבות סוד הישרדותם של האנוסים בספרד ובפורטוגל
בייעוץ המכון לחקר יהדות ספרד והאנוסים במכללה האקדמית נתניה
  (מתאים גם לשומרי שבת)
 2106, 26  – 17 מאי
אתם  מוזמנים לסמינר מטייל מיוחד במינו בספרד ובפורטוגל, […]

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Israel celebrates 30 years of diplomatic relations with Spain

January 24th, 2016|0 Comments

ISAS manager Shlomo Buzaglo attended a ceremony to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Israel. The ceremony, held on January 17th, 2016, was organized by the Council of Sephardi and Oriental Communities of […]

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Prof. Avi Gross and the ISAS in Israel’s Makor Rishon newspaper

January 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Prof. Avi Gross and the ISAS are highlighted in this article in Israel’s Makor Rishon newspaper on the October 13 “Knesset Conference for the Caucus for Reconnection with the Descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Communities.” In Hebrew; see:

http://www.netanya.ac.il/ResearchCen/IntInstitute/CommunPub/Documents/And-were-lost.pdf

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International Conference: Reconnecting 2016

January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

INSTITUTE FOR SEFARDI AND ANOUSIM STUDIES : NETANYA ACADEMIC COLLEGE
Save the NEW date
ISAS International Conference 

Reconnecting 2016:
Reinvigorating Shared Latino-Jewish Roots and Heritage
Date: September 7-8, 2016
Sunny Isles Beach, (Miami) FL, USA
(The originally scheduled date was May 23-24)
For details , see […]