Fourteenth Annual Anusim Conference



AUGUST 4-6, 2017, Congregation B’nai Zion

805 Cherry Hill Lane, El Paso, Texas


Friday Evening August 4th

6:15 P.M. Kabbalat Shabbat services and dinner

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maria Sanchez, “Healing The Residual Trauma Of The Inquisition”


Saturday August 5

9:00 A.M. Torah Study Services And Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon

Speaker: Harry Ezratty, “Spanish Jews And Their Role as Support Groups Before 1492”

Maria Apodaca, “Choose Life”, A Personal Story of A Crypto-Jew


Saturday Afternoon Break

7:00 P.M Mincha Services.

Speaker: Rabbi Danny Mehlman, “Current Trends In The Anusim Community”

Ma’ariv and Havdalah services with musical program featuring Miguel Balboa


Sunday August 6

8:30 A.M. Shacharit services and breakfast

Speaker: Rabbi Stephen Leon On His New Book, “The Third Commandment And The Return Of The Anusim”

Panel discussion: The Future Of The Anusim


Sunday Afternoon

Noon To 4:00 P.M.

Sephardic-Anusim Fiesta Featuring Sephardic-Ladino music, foods, art, jewelry, crafts


For Information Contact:

Rabbi Stephen Leon at


14th Annual Sephardic Anousim Conference

Sponsored by The Anusim Center of El Paso

in conjunction with Congregation B’nai Zion

Dates:                                    August 4th – August 6th, 2017

Location:                                    Congregation B’nai Zion

805 Cherry Hill Lane

El Paso, Texas 79912

(915) 833-2222

Accommodations:            Comfort Suites University

949 Sunland Park Drive


Sleep Inn University

935 Sunland Park Drive

El Paso, Texas 79922

(915) 585-7577

*Pricing as of July 1st

$69.00/night plus tax Comfort Suites

$62.00/night plus tax Sleep Inn…………………Please contact hotel directly – let them know that you are attending the Anusim conference. Make reservations by Friday, July 20th

2017 Sephardic Anousim Conference

El Paso, Texas   August 4th – August 6th

Conference Registration Fee of $136.00 must be received by noon

July 24th

Conference Registration Fee includes all programs, Shabbat Dinner, Shabbat Kiddush Lunch, Seudah Shleesheet, and Sunday morning Bagel & Coffee Breakfast.

Make Registration check payable to “The Anusim Center”

Mail check and completed registration form to:

The Anusim Center

c/o Congregation B’nai Zion

805 Cherry Hill Lane

El Paso, Texas 79912

For further information, call Rabbi Stephen Leon (915)526-3693

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