Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos
My family has been hosting Shabbat Shacharit services on an intermittment basis for a few months now. We will now begin to host them twice a month. The service schedule is slated for the first and third Shabbats of each month.
Given the longer month of April, we will also be hosting a Shabbat Service this coming Saturday (April 28th) in addition to May 6th.
The services are led with beginners in mind while still including all the required elements of a traditional service. The prayers are sung in Hebrew with most of the liturgy sung in the Spanish-Portuguese, Turkish, or Spanish-Moroccan traditions.
Future services will be incorporate drashot and explanations in Spanish to accomodate the growing interest among B’nai Anusim.
For those interesed in attending, we are currently located in Grand Prairie (next to Arlington). Only a few shuls of any type are located in the general area. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for service times.
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