The Converso & Latino Connection to Israel: Recapturing Your Roots
Hosted By: Jewish National Fund - USA (JNF)
Join Jewish National Fund-USA and Jewish Heritage Alliance for part two of a three-part virtual series that explores the converso and Latino connection to Israel. This compelling story of the Sephardic experience begins hundreds of years ago with the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula. This was a profound period of persecution, pogroms, and forced conversions (conversos). However, it was also a time of hope and survival with many of the converso community seeking to hold on to their Jewish traditions in secret, thus creating the Crypto-Jewish phenomenon wherein many descendants of the conversos are making their way back to their Jewish roots, and some are returning to the land of Israel after more than 500 years in hiding. In part two of our series, attendees will get an inside look into the lives of three descendants of conversos who found their way back to their Jewish roots.
Hear from Genie Milgrom, Hannah Eyal and Dr. Lorenzo Trujillo as they share their powerful stories of reconnecting with their Jewish heritage. Learn more at jnf.org/converso or email Sam Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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