31 2015


2 2015

12th Annual Anousim Conference

6:15PM - 12:00PM  

Congregation Bnai Zion 805 Cherry Hill Ln
El Paso, TX

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Congregation B'nai Zion 


Friday, July 31-  August 2, 2015 

Friday, July 31

6:15 PM - Shabbat Services followed by Shabbat Dinner. Key Note Speaker:

Professor Abraham Gross, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Academic Head of Institute for Sefardi and Anousim Studies, Netanya Academic College, Israel

Saturday, August 1

9:00 AM - Torah Study with Rabbi Leon 

9:30 AM - Shabbat Services followed by Kiddush Lunch

12:45 PM - Speaker : Rabbi Peter Tarlow , Ph.D., Director for Latino-Jewish Relations and Crypto-Jewish Studies, Texas A&M University.

1:45 PM - Speaker: Schelly Talalay Dardashti, journalist and expert on Jewish genealogy

7:00 PM - Mincha and Seudah Shelesheet.

Speaker: Rabbi Danny Mehlman, Temple Ner Tamid, Downey, California 

8:25 PM - Ma'ariv and Havdalah, followed by Musical Program , 

featuring Miguel Balboa, composer and singer .

Sunday, August 2

8:30 AM - Services 

9:00 AM - Breakfast and Speaker: Professor Abraham Gross followed by Panel Discussion on the future of the Anusim Centers in Israel, College Station and El Paso with Professor Gross, Rabbi Tarlow and Rabbi Leon.

The conference will close with an original play, Ovadio Ravino, Secrets of a Converso, a fictitious account drawn from the author's experiences with his grandparents in El Paso and Ysleta, by Bernard A.Goldberg, member of B'nai Zion Pioneer Families.

For more information and registration please contact Rabbi Stephen Leon at the synagogue office (915) 833-2222.

If you are visiting us from out of town, you may book your stay at:

La Quinta Inn & Suites El Paso West Barlett. (915) 585-2999

7620 North Mesa, El Paso Tx 79912. 

Special rate until July 24th. Code: Rabbi Leon's Group

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous donors for helping with this conference.