12th Annual Anousim Conference in El Paso, TX

Prof. Avraham Gross will be the keynote speaker at the 12th Annual Anousim Conference at Congregation B’nei Zion, El Paso, Texas, July 31 – August 2, 2015. On the concluding day of the conference, he will participate in a panel discussion on “The Future of the Anousim Centers in Israel,  College Station and El Paso  (Texas)” with Rabbi Peter Tarlow, Ph.D., […]

Society for Crypto-Jewish Studies’ 25th Annual Conference

Prof. Avi Gross gave a presentation about the mission, activities, and future goals of the ISAS at the 25th annual conference of the Society for Crypto-Jewish Studies, held in Miami, Florida, July 19-21. For more information about the SCJS, click here:  http://www.cryptojews.com/conf2015info.php

2015 International Conference, “Mapping the Anousim Diaspora”

In March 2015, the ISAS hosted a two-day conference at Netanya Academic College. Speakers from Portugal, Spain, Italy, the UK, the US and Canada travelled to Israel to give presentations on the disparate trajectories that the Bnei Anousim have followed around the world. During the first evening, Mr. Inácio Steinhardt was presented with an award for distinction […]

35th IAJGS Conference, July 6-10, 2015

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies held its annual conference 6-10 July in Jerusalem. ISAS genealogical researcher Yael Cohen and staff member Adina Moryosef attended many of the presentations over the course of the conference, which is held in Jerusalem only once every 10 years. The IAJGS has a Sephardic Special Interest Group (SIG), and they returned with new information and tools to […]

Yael Cohen at the “Mapping the Anousim Diaspora” Conference

The ISAS’ chief genealogical researcher, Dr. Yael Cohen, gave a presentation at the conference entitled, “Genealogical Research Unit at the Institute: Presentation,” in which she introduced herself and related how she came to this field and our plans for the Unit.


“Portugal – A Meeting with Descendants of the Anousim” Evening

The Institute for Sefardi and Anousim Studies and Ayala Geographit hosted a special event (in Hebrew), “Portugal – A Meeting with Descendants of the Anousim,” on 18 December 2014. The program, chaired by Tami Fortis, a tour guide for Portugal, and Shlomo Buzaglo, manager of the ISAS, included a special 3rd night of Hanukkah candle […]

“Perspectives of Jewish Law and the Anousim” Conference

On 9 March 2014, the ISAS held a conference, “The Perspectives of Jewish Law, the Jewish People, and the State of Israel towards the Secret Jews (Anousim).” For more information, click here to see the Jerusalem Post Magazine’s coverage of the conference.

“Different Perspectives of Jewish Law, the Jewish People and the State of Israel towards the Secret Jews (Anusim)”

In March 2014, Netanya Academic College held the conference “Different Perspectives of Jewish Law, the Jewish People, and the State of Israel towards the Secret Jews (Anusim).” The conference was divided into two sessions, “The Descendants of the Marranos in Jewish Law,” and  “The Attitude of the State of Israel and the Jewish People towards the Descendants of the Marranos.” You […]