Conference Program

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The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society
“Jewish Life in Taos and Northern New Mexico: Past, Present and Future”

November 8-10, 2019
Sagebrush Inn and Suites
1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur,
Taos, New Mexico 87571

Friday:  November 8

3:00-5:00 pm: NMJHS Meet and Greet, Sagebrush Inn and Suites
Dinner on your own.

7:00 pm:  Shabbat Community Service and Kiddush
Taos Jewish Center, 1335 Gusdorf Rd. Suite R

(Additional optional pre-and-post conference activities are available.  See information sheet in your registration packet.)

Saturday: November 9

11:00 am:  Registration/Packet Pick Up

11:30-1:00 pm: Make Your Own Sandwich bar

1:00-1:15 pm:  Welcome Remarks

1:15-2:15 pm: Keynote Speaker, Rabbi Judith HaLevy, Taos Jewish Center

2:15-3:00 pm: The Gusdorf Family and the History of Taos,
Naomi Sandweiss

3:00-3:15 pm: Coffee and Cookie Break

3:15-4:30 pm:  The Arts and Northern New Mexico Jewish Culture,
Rabbi Chavah Carp, Diana Bryer and Molly Smollett, panelists

4:30-5:15 pm: A Jewish Doctor Moves West: Dr. Isaac Terr’s Las Vegas Medical Practice,
Dr. Noel Pugach

5:30 pm:   Reception (no host bar), Silent Auction and Raffle

6:30 pm: Optional Havdalah Service and HaMotsi

6:45 pm:  Dinner and Program

The Jewish Roots of Flamenco,
Lili Del Castillo, dancer and Luis Campos, guitarist

Sunday November 10

8:30– 9:00 am: Coffee and Tea

9:00 – 9:45 am:    Ernie Blake and the Development of the Taos Ski Area,
Lance Bell

9:45-10:30 am: Finding My Lost Tribe: How My Time on Lama Mountain Confirmed My Jewish Identity,
Sharon Niederman

10:30-10:45 Coffee and Tea

10:45-12:00 Jewish in Taos Panel

12:00 pm:  Conference Adjourns