B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

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

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

Sephardic Liturgical Learning Resources

I wanted to thank the Facebook group “Sephardic Judaism for Baalei Teshuva, Converts, and Bnei Anusim” for providing these useful resources. Minhag: http://www.ketershemtob.com/selectionsonthissite.html https://sites.google.com/site/londonsephardiminhag/home http://www.nehora.com/products.php?product=Fountain-of-Blessings-%252d-Mekor-Haberakha-%282-Vol.%29 Siddurim:  http://www.koltuvsefarad.com/siddur.html (In Spanish, but it … Continue reading

August 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Free Mini-Book: The Transformation of Israelite Religion to Rabbinic Judaism

Starting August 13, 2018, you can download the free mini-book titled: The Transformation of Israelite Religion to Rabbinic Judaism. The link between the religion of biblical Israel and the religion … Continue reading

August 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jewish Learning for Crypto-Jews Part 3

David Ben Yosef continues his weekly Video Cast with a new video on Benei Anusim Projects and resources. In today’s episode, David discusses the holistic approaches to Jewish living. Please … Continue reading

August 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jewish Learning for Crypto-Jews Part 2

David Ben Yosef continues his weekly Video Cast with a new video on Benei Anusim Projects and resources. In today’s episode, David discusses the Modern Orthodox movement, the need to … Continue reading

August 2, 2018 · Leave a comment