Upcoming Events on Crypto Jews
We call your attention to three conferences or gatherings on the subject of Crypto Judaism:
1. Discovering the Legacy of a Hidden Past, at Congregation Shaar Hashalom, Houston, May 23. Contact 281–557-5588 or 281–488-5861.
2. Crypto Judaism in the American Southwest, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, April 25, http://www.smu.edu/News/EventListing/20100425-Crypto-Judaism.aspx
3. Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies, Annual Conference, Hotel Palacio del Rio, San Antonio, August 1–3, www.cryptojews.com
I just returned from Texas A&M where I participated in the Third Annual Crypto-Jewish Conference, April 8–9. There is much interest today in the topic, from people of Latino background who are exploring the possibility that their ancestors were converted Sephardic Jews, and from those who are amazed and captivated by the concept of 500+ years of the survival of a faith despite persecution and prohibition.