FIU’s Jewish Museum and the Spain-Florida Foundation to co-sponsor a discussion about Conversos in 16th Century Florida
| Jun 1, 2013 12:00:00 AM
Florida Jewish History Month will kick off on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with a conversation about Conversos in 16th century Florida.
To complement the statewide observance that marks the 500 years anniversary of the arrival of Juan Ponce de León in Florida, the Spain-Florida Foundation 500 Years is co-sponsoring a conversation under the theme “Could Jews as Conversos/Crypto Jews/New Christians have lived in St. Augustine in the 16th century?”
Marcia Jo Zerivitz, the Museum’s Founding Executive Director, will lead the conversation that will include Dr. Abe Lavender on the history of Conversos in the U.S. Dr. Lavender is editor of the Journal of Spanish, Portuguese and Italian Crypto Jews and Professor of Sociology at Florida International University (FIU).
Members of the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society, Rabbi Merrill Shapiro and Prof. John Diviney, Coordinator of the Departments of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Flagler College.
Dr. Laura Alonso-Gallo, Board Member of the Spain-Florida Foundation and
Department Chair of English and Foreign Languages at Barry University will speak on behalf of the Foundation.
The entire program will be taped by WPBT Channel 2 (PBS)
Please bring your family and friends to join in this historic conversation. Make your reservation now by calling 786 972 3175 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish Museum of Florida
301 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
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