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 to their heritage.

Joe, who is currently serving a term as president of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies, shared his story with us.

Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg of Congregation Rodfei Sholom in San Antonio, TX was the session chair and gave an eloquent introduction for each of the speakers.