Fall Conference 2017

November 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – November 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
The Plaza Hotel;Las Vegas, NM
Anne McCormick

New Mexico Jewish Historical Society
Fall Conference 2017, November 3 -5

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Friday November 3: Optional

7:00 p.m.– “The Las Vegas Jewish Community invites you to Erev Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Chavah Carp, at the historic Temple Montefiore — followed by an Oneg, co-sponsored by NMJHS”

Saturday November 4

9:30 a.m.        Tour of Montezuma Castle (Pre-Reg Only) with guide
Self-Guided Walking Tour of Historic Plaza area

10:30 a.m./11:00 a.m.        Conference Registration/Packet Pick Up begins

11:45 am – 12:45 pm           Lunch at Plaza Hotel— dairy sandwiches, etc.

1:00 pm          Program Opens
Welcome Remarks: Linda Goff and Harvey Buchalter

1:30 – 2:30 pm     Keynote Speaker—Dr. Gil Ribak
“Mexicans Are Just Like Every Oriental People:” The Southwest in Sholem
Asch’s Yiddish Writing

2:30 – 3:15 pm         Making a Difference: The Northern New Mexico Jewish Communities:  The
Stories of Los Alamos and Santa Fe
David Izraelevitz, Los Alamos and Marian Silver, Santa Fe

3:15 – 3:30 pm          Break

 3:30ish – 4:15 pm      Judaism and its Relationship to Art and a Look at Artists of the WPA
Justin Ferate

4:15  – 5:00 pm        Wandering Poets: Our Years in the Desert
Joan Logghe and Miriam Sagan

6:00 – 6:45 pm          Reception and Appetizers; Silent Auction and Raffle

6:45 – 7:30 pm        Dinner Buffet

7:30 – 8:30 pm         The film: “The German Jews of Las Vegas”
Aired on New Mexico COLORES, 12/12/1990

Sunday November 5

8:00– 8:45 am         Buffet Breakfast

9:00 am                     Program Begins

9:15 – 10:00 am       Spotlight on the Las Vegas Jewish Community: Their Stories

10:00 – 10:45 am     Synagogue on the Santa Fe Trail: The Future of Temple Aaron
David London, Kathryn Rubin, Randy Rubin and Ron Rubin

10:45– 11:00 am       Break

11:00 – 11:45 am       Fat Man and the Development of a Plutonium Bomb: A
Crisis at Los Alamos and the Jews Who Solved It
Rabbi Jack Shlachter

12:00 pm                   Conference Wrap Up and Adjourn

1:30 pm (TBD)          Optional Montefiore Cemetery Visit (LVJC)

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

For more information, please contact:

Anne McCormick
NMJHS Office Administrator

The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society(NMJHS) wishes to thank the Herzstein
Foundation, Houston, Texas for its generous support of the 2017 Fall Conference

NMJHS is a beneficiary agency of The Jewish Federation of New Mexico

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