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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The Struggle of Dual Identities

The following letter was written as a response to an inquiry from a Crypto-Jew asking about the challenge of identity. The Jewish people have always struggled with living in two … Continue reading

October 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why Many Hispanics Prefer Non-Hispanic Rabbis

Back in the 1970s, there was a TV show called Sanford and Son. The sitcom told the story of an African- American father and son who owned a salvage/junk business.  … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

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