“The Anousim Diaspora Today: Jewish Challenge and Hope”

Following the Knesset conference for the Caucus for Reconnection with the Descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Communities on 13 October 2015, the ISAS and WJC-Israel sponsored an afternoon conference, “The Anousim Diaspora Today: Jewish Challenge and Hope,” at the Ben-Tzvi Institute in Jerusalem.
The conference was moderated by Prof. Abraham Gross of Ben Gurion University, who […]

Letter of support from Israeli President Reuven Rivlin

The President of the State of Israel, Mr. Reuven Rivlin, sent a letter of support and encouragement to Prof. Michael Corinaldi, the past director of the ISAS, to be read aloud at the Conference for Reconnection with the Descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Communities. Here is a translation of the original letter in Hebrew:

A thanks and “Kia Ora” from New Zealand

The Knesset conference for the Caucus for Reconnection with the Descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Communities, and the afternoon conference which followed, “The Anousim Diaspora Today: Jewish Challenge and Hope,” at the Ben-Tzvi Institute in Jerusalem, on 13 October 2015, welcomed attendees from all over the world. And we do mean all over! Here is a note […]

Watch the Knesset Conference for Reconnection with the Bnei Anousim

For those of you who were unable to attend the historic Knesset Conference for the Reconnection with the Descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Communities that took place in Jerusalem on October 13, you can watch the proceedings here. (The conference was the launching of the new Knesset Caucus for the Reconnection with the Descendants of Spanish and Portuguese […]

The Knesset Caucus – Jerusalem Post Opinion column

Knesset member Robert Ilatov (founder) and Ashley Perry (president) of Reconectar, an organization facilitating a reconnection with the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities, wrote this opinion piece about the need for the new “Knesset Caucus for Reconnection with the Descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Communities” (posted in the Jerusalem Post online edition on October […]

ISAS friends receive award from City of Netanya

Samuel and Lisette Pinto received the “Honored Friends of Netanya” award at the City of Netanya’s Cultural Hall on 30 September 2015. The Pintos strongly support the ISAS through the Sabah Foundation. Congratulations to our very honored friends on this award.