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Conference on founder populations and Sefardi genomes

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 population genetics and also genomic studies of Jews in general.



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

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, במטרה ללמוד על היהודים, לחוות לפענח יחד, את מציאות חייהם ותולדות אנוסי ספרד ופורטוגל.
הרצאות בערבים […]

Israel celebrates 30 years of diplomatic relations with Spain

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 Jerusalem. Speakers included Council president Avraham Haim and Israel’s current ambassador to Spain, Alon Bar. […]

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

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:


International Conference: Reconnecting 2016

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 file attached:
NEW-SAVE-DATE English info




ISAS offers Anousim seminar tour to Iberia

The ISAS is partnering with Ofakim Roots & Routes for a an 11-day trip to Iberia (in Hebrew) with Ofakim Tours, “Following the Secret of  Survival of the Anousim in Spain and Portugal.” For more information, see http://www.netanya.ac.il/…/…/Pages/Following-the-secret.aspx.
The tour, which will be conducted in Hebrew, departs from Tel Aviv on May 31, 2016.

Mordechai Arbell at the “Challenge” Conference (in Hebrew)

Mordechai Arbell, renowned scholar and Israeli ambassador to the Caribbean region, was the featured speaker at the ISAS conference, “The Anousim Diaspora: Jewish Challenge and Hope” at the Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem on October 13, 2015. Arbell, author of many works, including The Portuguese Jews of Jamaica and The Jewish Nation of the Caribbean, spoke […]

Letter of support from Rabbi Stephen Leon of the Anousim Center in El Paso, TX

Prof. Abraham Gross of the Institute for Sefardi and Anousim Studies (ISAS) reads a letter of congratulations and support from Rabbi Stephen Leon, director of the Anousim Center of El Paso, Texas, at the conference, “The Anousim Diaspora Today: Jewish Challenge and Hope” on 13 October 2015 at the Yad Yitzchak Ben Zvi Institute in […]

Dr. James Nelson Novoa to speak at Bar Ilan University

Dr. James Nelson Novoa of the University of Ottowa will give a lecture, “Portuguese New Christians Living and Letting Die in Bernini’s Rome,” on 23 Nov 2015 at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel (the lecture will be in English). Click here for more information.

Filmmaker Joe Lovett introduces his documentary on the Inquisition at the “Jewish Challenge and Hope” conference

Joe Lovett, director of “Children of the Inquisition,” speaks about his passion for the subject and the progress he is making on his documentary at the “Anousim Diaspora Today: Jewish Challenge and Hope” conference that followed the Knesset conference for the Caucus for Reconnection with the Descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Communities on 13 […]