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Secret Jews No More


The Inquisition forced many Spanish and Portuguese Jews to become Catholics. But now, centuries later, many are returning to Judaism. FIU professor Abe Lavender will examine the reasons for this return to Jewry, as well as the issues they face and the hopes they hold.

Recap: Messianic Zionism and the Lost Tribes: The Case of the Bnei Menashe


On December 8, Dr. Galit Shashoua gave a wonderful lecture on Messianic Zionism and the Lost Tribes: The Case of the Bnei Menashe.

A Tale of Two Exiles: Tibetans and Jews


Although worlds apart, Jews and Tibetans have faced a common need to keep their heritage alive during exile. Dr. Nathan Katz, one of eight Jewish thinkers asked for advice by the Dalai Lama will speak on this topic January 5 at the JMOF-FIU.

Upcoming Events

Beyond Laughter Through Tears: A Short History of Jewish Humor

12/28/2014 02:00 PM

Please join us for Part II of the Jewish Humor Series with Rabbi Moshe Waldoks, Temple Beth Zion

A Tale of Two Exiles - Jews and Tibetans

01/05/2015 07:00 PM

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Nathan Katz, FIU.

Descendants of the Secret Jews of Iberia: Their Current Return to Judaism

01/12/2015 07:00 PM

Join us for a lecture on the return to Judaism for many descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews forced to convert to Catholicism during the inquisition by FIU Sociology Professor Abe Lavender.

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