Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos
Congregation Beth Shalom, a Conservative/Reform Synagogue in Arlington, Texasi is hosting the following event.
ADULT EDUCATION SPEAKER SERIES
Sunday January 27, 9:30 am
Please join us for the next lecture in our Adult Education Speaker Series given by
Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez, entitled “A History of Spanish and Portuguese Jews”.
Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas where he earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He studied at the Siegal College of Judaic Studies in Cleveland and received a Master of Arts Degree with Distinction in Judaic Studies. His master’s thesis focused on Jewish Identity in the Second Temple Period.
Rabbi Juan completed his doctoral studies at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago in 2015. His doctoral dissertation is titled “Complex Identities: Christian and Jewish Attitudes Towards Conversos” and was accepted in September 2015. He also studied at the American Seminary for Contemporary Judaism and received rabbinic ordination in 2011 from Yeshiva Mesilat Yesharim.
Please RSVP to the CBS office by Wednesday, Jan. 23rd .