B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Model Ani in a Sephardic Melody

The Modeh Ani Lefanecha is the first “prayer” recited upon awakening. This version is sung in a Moroccan Melody and the two blessings that follow are also recited. My goal … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Vayikra-First-Aliyah-Spanish-Portuguese Tradition

This is the first aliyah of Parashat Vayikra chanted in the Spanish-Portuguese tradition. This is Leviticus 1:1-13.   Posted by Rabbi Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim … Continue reading

March 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

What is Kosher?

While this site is dedicated to the Crypto-Jewish Experience in all its forms, Jewish education is also a key concern. Today Amazon is running a special promotion on the Kindle … Continue reading

March 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Conflicted Identities

In 2006, I was attending several week-long classes at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. One of the classes was titled “Who is a Jew?” and … Continue reading

March 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

¿Qué es la Oración Judía?

Cada tradición religiosa incluye una forma de oración ó meditación. Siendo este el caso. ¿Qué es exactamente lo que caracteriza a la oración judía como Judía? La oración utiliza los … Continue reading

February 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Tribulations of Israel: Samuel Usque and His Consolations

The 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries saw the systematic dismantling of Jewish life in the Iberian Peninsula that had existed for more than a thousand years. Persecution spurred forced conversions. … Continue reading

January 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Congregation Beth Shalom-The History of Spanish and Portuguese Jews

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 … Continue reading

January 14, 2019 · Leave a comment