Once again, I apologize for the late posting. A series of lectures on Judeo-Spanish culture will be hosted in the Dallas area by various synagogues and temples. The series is being sponsored by Southern Methodist University’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

  • Friday, January 20, 6:00 pm, Rachel Amado Bortnick will talk at Shearith Israel on “Four Sephardic Graces: Three Outstanding Women and a Blessing (Doña Gracia Nasi, Grace Aguilar, Grasia Albuhayre, and the Ladino grace after meals)”Please contact Shearith Israel to attend this talk and dinner.
  • Monday, Jan. 23, 5:00-6:15 pm, McCord Auditorium of Dallas Hall, SMU campusCo-sponsored with the Medieval Studies Program

    Prof. Maya Soifer Irish, Rice University, lecture

    “Jews and Christians in Medieval Castile: Tradition, Coexistence, and Change”

  • Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:30 pm, Stern Chapel at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75225Co-sponsored with the Rabbi Levi A. Olan Lecture Series

    Prof. David R. Blumenthal, Emory University, lecture

    “The Aliyah Series: Perspectives of a Spanish Artist on the Jewish State”

    Dali exhibit will be on display at Temple Emanu-El from January 26- February 2

  • Sunday, Jan. 29, McCord Auditorium, 2:00-2:45 pmScreening of Fiestaremos! Judy Frankel and the Sephardic Music Tradition

    Judeo-spanish reception to follow

    All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education and the author of Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism