Jan

26 2017

Doña Gracia Mendes Story at the Anusim Center

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Anusim Center 805 Cherry Hill Lane
El Paso, TX

Contact Bill Carvajal
billcarvajal@aol.com

ANUSIM CENTER OF EL PASO

Proudly Presents:

Dr. Chana Mendez Gonzalez, Guest Speaker

"DOÑA GRACIA OF THE HOUSE OF NASI: SEPHARDIC RESISTANCE TO THE INQUISITION IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE"

 

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

7:00 pm

 

ANUSIM CENTER

401 Wallenberg St, El Paso

                                                                        

Dr. Mendez Gonzalez, Professor of History at Southwester College in Chula Vista, California is a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship. Raised as a Catholic, Dr. Mendez learned of her Jewish roots and returned to her Jewish heritage. Through her reading of Cecil Roth's "A History of the Jews" she learned about the life of Doña Gracia Mendes and began exploring her family connection to Doña Gracia.

Her Research into Doña Gracia and the Sephardim is a fascinating journey into her family's ancestral Jewish heritage.