ANUSIM CENTER OF EL PASO
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
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.