Fall Conference 2016

November 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – November 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Temple Beth Shalom; New Mexico History Museum Auditorium; The Lodge at Santa Fe Hotel
Anne McCormick

New Mexico Jewish Historical Society
Fall Conference 2016, November 12 & 13

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Friday November 11: Optional

5:00 p.m.         Community Dinner at Temple Beth Shalom with keynote Speaker Dr. Fran Levine, Director, Missouri History Museum
Presentation Title: “Celebrating the Sabbath, Five Hundred Years Late”
(Reservation and pre-payment required at the time of conference registration)

6:30 p.m.         Shabbat Services followed by Oneg, co-sponsored by NMJHS

Saturday November 12

Optional activities.

  • Services in local synagogues.
  • Walking tour of Jewish Santa Fe (pre-registration/payment required)
  • Unguided tour of the exhibition, Fractured Faith: Spanish Judaism, the Inquisition and New World Identities.

12:00 Open lunch

New Mexico History Museum Auditorium
1:00         Welcome
NMJHS President, Dr. Linda Goff
Director of the New Mexico History Museum, Dr. Andrew Wulf

1:30         Keynote Address
Why did the Main Persecution of New Christians for Crypto-Judaism End in Mexico in the Middle of the Seventeenth Century?
Dr. Jonathan Israel, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton University

2:45         Refreshment Break

3:00         The Converso Experience in Spain and Mexico

3:00 to 3:30         The Converso Experience in Spanish Literary Expression
Estelle E. Quain

3:30 to 4:00         Was She or Wasn’t She? Doña Teresa versus the Inquisition
Victoria Erhart

4:00 to 4:30         New Mexico Inquisition Legacy of Miguel de Quintana
Isabelle Medina Sandoval

4:30 to 5:00         The Twentieth Century Return to Judaism Movement
Ron D. Hart

6:30         Reception & Dinner (The Lodge at Santa Fe Hotel)
Raffle and Silent Auction

7:30          Dr. Fran Levine, Director, Missouri History Museum
Return to Sepharad

Sunday, Nov. 13
The Lodge at Santa Fe Hotel

8:30 a.m.         Coffee, Tea and Muffins

9:00         Welcome and Introduction to the Sunday Program

9:15         Converso Return to Jewish Practice

9:15 – 9:45         New Mexico Paradise: Making Jewish Home Practice Meaningful Today
Rabbi Jack Shlachter

9:45 – 10:15         Converso Return to Judaism

10:15 to 10:30 – Coffee Break

10:45         Fractured Faith: Identity and Life Today

10:45 – 11:15         Judaism, My Identity and Life
Maria Sanchez, Maria Apodaca, Bianca McDermott, and Isabelle Sandoval

11:15 – 11:45         What Is the Significance of the Spanish Law of Return Today?
Sara Koplik and Daniel Diaz-Huerta

11:45 – 12:15         The 20th Century South-to-North American Historical Narrative of Fray Angelico Chavez & the 21st Century Discovery of New Mexico’s Crypto-Jews.
Joseph Mora

12:15         Conference Wrap Up
Linda Goff, NMJHS President

Conference Registration materials will be sent approximately Sept. 1, 2016

For more information, please contact:

Anne McCormick
NMJHS Office Administrator