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.

“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 […]

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. 

 

Join Us at the Knesset on OCTOBER 13, 2015

We invite you to join us at the inaugural session of the new Israeli Knesset Caucus for “Reconnection with Descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Communities.” This historic event will occur on Tuesday 13 OCT 2015 in Jerusalem. SEATING IN THE KNESSET IS VERY LIMITED. Please send in your confirmation using the Registration form if you plan […]

Lisbon JNCL 2015 International Congress

Lisbon Jews and New Christians of the Lusophone World (JCNL) 2015 International Congress

On December, 1496, King Manuel signed the Edict of Expulsion of the Jews from Portugal, after centuries of sometimes peaceful, sometimes troubled coexistence within Christianity. This edict would be one of the great propellers of the Jews dispersion worldwide. Conversos and sometimes Jews […]

Shana Tova! שנה טובה

All of us at the ISAS wish you a happy new year — Shana Tova! May we all be inscribed for a long a happy life.

 

 

Certificate of Appreciation to Sabah Foundation

Netanya Academic College (NAC) awarded a Certificate of Appreciation to the Sabah Foundation for its strong support of the Institute for Sefardi and Anousim Studies at the Institute’s “Different Perspectives of Jewish Law, the Jewish People, and the State of Israel towards the Secret Jews (Anusim)” conference in March 2014. NAC President Prof. Zvi Arad (right) presented the certificate […]