JGSGB welcomed a large audience for Joseph Lovett’s work in progress about descendants of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions and their quest to determine and embrace their Sephardic Jewish roots. Many, whose families fled the Inquisition 500 years ago, were raised as traditional Jews. Others, whose ancestors were forced to convert, are just discovering their Jewish roots. Lovett’s work represents a fascinating re-evaluation of history and identity, exploring what happened to these people through the stories of their contemporary descendants.

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Joseph Lovett at March20 JGSGB program. The audience had many questions and stories following the film.
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From Recife, Brazil “The Street of the Jews”

For more information go to www.children of the inquisition.com.

For information about upcoming JGSGB programs go to www.jgsgb.org

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Shirley Saunders (JGSGB Program Chair), Heidi Urich (JGSGB President), filmmaker Joseph Lovett.