10 2017

Hidden Lives of Crypto Jews

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Beth El 1200 Fairfield Woods Rd
Fairfield, CT 06825

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Born into the Catholic faith, Antonia Martinez (Julie) was innately drawn to Judaism without any rational explanation.
She began searching without knowing what she was searching for or why she was searching. The answer revealed itself to her over a period of three decades. Historically, many Jews converted to Catholicism at the time of the Edict of Expulsion in 1492, yet many continued to practice Judaism in secrecy. The discussion looks beneath the veil concealing the lives of the Crypto Jewish community and explores its implications today.
No charge. Light refreshments.

Sponsor: Adult Education Committe of Congregation Beth El, Fairfield, Ct.