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2022 FALL CONFERENCE
“History … and a Story to Tell: Cultural and Social Reflections of Jewish Life in New Mexico”
October 29-30, 2022
Courtyard by Mariott Santa Fe
3347 Cerrillos Road
Friday: October 28
Friday night Services at TBD
Saturday: October 29
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Walking Tour of Jewish Santa Fe with Stefanie Benanito * *Additional Fee Applies
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Welcome
Alan Weber, Mayor of Santa Fe TBD Linda Goff, Ph.D NMJHS President
SESSION 1: Keynote, Stacey Ravel Abarbanel 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Screening of the documentary, UnRaveling
(39 minutes) followed by filmmaker in discussion with Harvey Buchalter and Richard Melzer, Ph.D.
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. BREAK
SESSION 2: Community Connections and Identity 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Elder & Younger Siblings in Search of One Another: Jewish-Christian Relations in N.M. Rabbi Paul Citrin
Teaching Judaism While Jewish in N.M.
Sarah Egelman, Professor of Religion, Central NM Community College
SESSION 3: Community Connections and Identity 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Goldilocks and the Three Torah Scrolls in NM Rabbi Jack Shlachter
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. RECEPTION/SILENT AUCTION 6:45 p.m. Optional havdalah Service
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. DINNER
SUNDAY, October 30
8:45 a.m. Welcome SESSION 4: Santa Fe Identity
9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Rabbi Leonard A. Helman’s Legacy
The Santa Fe Cemetery Project: Facilitating the Role of Jewish Parent/Grandparent in New Mexico Doris Francis, Ph.D.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the Santa Fe Opera
Dianne Layden, Ph.D.
11:155 – 11:30 a.m. BREAK
SESSION 5: Genealogy and Identity
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
New World Jewish Ethnicity: Migration, History, DNA & Genetics, Schelly Talalay Dardashti