B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Genetic Research: 25% of Hispanics Have Jewish DNA

The growing proliferation of DNA and genealogical services have led to increased cataloging of DNA markers. Many Hispanics have taken these tests and as a consequence have discovered likely Jewish … Continue reading

March 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jewish Studies Presents Judeo-Spanish Culture Week, January 24-31

Dallas, TX– Southern Methodist University will celebrate Judeo-Spanish culture with a series of festive events and lectures the week of January 24-31. Highlights include a screening of Flory’s Flame, a documentary … Continue reading

January 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

History of Spanish and Portuguese Jews Part 4

This is the fourth part of a 5 part series on the history of Spanish and Portuguese Jews delivered a few months ago to a group of Jews and Christians. … Continue reading

December 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why We Shouldn’t Be Surprised by Ocasio-Cortez’s Jewish Heritage

The Israeli news site Haaretz printed a “response” to yesterday’s news that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims a Sephardic heritage. The link to this interesting news story is below: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-why-we-shouldn-t-be-surprised-by-ocasio-cortez-s-jewish-heritage-1.6740071 Posted by Rabbi … Continue reading

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

History of Spanish and Portuguese Jews-Part 2

This is the second part of a 5 part series on the history of Spanish and Portuguese Jews delivered a few months ago to a group of Jews and Christians. … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Pesach-Hag Hamazot

I hope everyone’s Passover Seder was moving and inspiring. Our family was joined by approximately 35 people on the first Seder night. We included elements from Tunisian, Syrian, Spanish-Portuguese, and … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Other Secret Jews: Turkey’s Dönme Elite

Adam Hirsch of the New Republic recently published an article on the Donme. The Donme were Jews who accepted the messianic claims of Sabbatai Zevi and converted to Islam following … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment