B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Who is a Crypto Jew?

The history of the Jews of Spain spans more than a thousand years. It ended tragically in 1492 with the edict of expulsion issued by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella … Continue reading

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Addir Venaor-Yom Kippur

The Adir Venaor – mighty and illuminating one sung on Yom Kippur after the Vidui, the Confession. This version song in Spanish-Portuguese tradition. My three-year-old son is sitting with me … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Torah Reading Rosh Hashanah 1st Day-2nd Aliyah

Torah Reading Rosh Hashanah 1st Day-2nd Aliyah sung in the Spanish-Portuguese Tradition. Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education. For a more complete … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Torah reading for the first day of Rosh Hashanah-first Aliyah sung in the Spanish-Portuguese Tradition

Torah reading for the first day of Rosh Hashanah-first Aliyah sung in the Spanish-Portuguese Tradition.     Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Did N.Y. State Senate hopeful Julia Salazar lie about being Jewish?

The following article Controversy regarding Julia Salazar was brought to my attention by a reader of this website. I read the article and found it fascinating. In response to the reader’s inquiry … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Secret Jews- The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism Part 1

The following is a reading of the introduction to Secret Jews- The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism by Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez. This is part 1 and subsequent videos … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ahot Ketanah-Jewish Liturgy in the Spanish-Portuguese Tradition

Ahot Ketanah sung in the Spanish-Portuguese tradition. The Ahot Ketanah (the Little Sister) describes the sufferings endured by Israel and looks forward to a new year with its blessings.   … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Institute for Sefardi and Anousim Studies

The Institute for Sefardi and Anousim Studies is pleased to announce two new academic projects. The summary is below or you can see the original link at Sefardi and Anousim … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · Leave a comment