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Archive | Shared Stories

Consuelo Luz

“Thank you for this beautiful website and project. I am a singer of Sephardic and other music who discovered my Sephardic Jewish roots late in life. I was raised Catholic by Chilean/Cuban parents. My Chilean aunt told me the story of my grandfather on his deathbed saying to his nephew “Somos judios” (We are Jews). […]

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David Mendoza

“Hi, Was interested to see your project. I belong Jewish Genealogical Society and to the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in London, so would be interested to hear if or when you are interested in showing your film here. I was disappointed to see that my Sephardic Genealogy website (https://sites.google.com/site/sephardicgenealogy/) isn’t included in your resources. Even […]

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David Valentin

“My story begins with a rumor on my fathers side of the family”we where once Jews”. I worked on my geneology for years the internet made it all easy as years went by. In 2006 I married my wife a Brooklyn Italian/ Ashkenazi Jew from Brooklyn. My wife kept kosher and many of the traditions […]

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Erica Hernandez

“I have always questioned out traditions that have been passed down. For bring “Catholics” it it was strange, since my friends did not have the same customs . I was born in Los Angeles, Ca but my parents are from Zacatecas, Mx . When I was younger my younger sister spent a couple of summers […]

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Francisco Caravayo

“My Journey Back to Judaism My grandparents’ home was the focal point of my father’s family. We would gather there for holidays, special occasions, births, deaths, and most weekends. It was a place alive with voices of family members, both living and dead. With six uncles, four aunts and twenty-five cousins, this was not a […]

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Gary Wolinsky

“Latinos across the Americas have been discovering long-suspected, hidden Jewish/converso ancestors through DNA testing. Now Jews who thought they were Ashkenazi are discovering they may have Sephardi roots thanks to the same DNA testing. An Ashkenazi exterior may hide a Sephardi heart. I now know this firsthand. As a child, we heard nebulous stories that […]

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Graciela Serrano Fenn

“Glad you are doing this project. I found out my father’s “secret”…el secreto, in 1999 upon my first visit to Israel. His parents and family clan had been allowed to leave Spain as “Sefarditas” in the late 1890′s and immigrated to Zacatecas and then Jalisco, Mexico. It took me a year to assess what had […]

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Jarrett Ross

“Growing up I always knew my family somehow came from Spain, especially with my mother’s maiden name being Nunes Vaz. My Aunt embraced researching the Nunes Vaz family line and was able to take it back to the 16th Century in Livorno, Italy but sadly passed away from cancer in 2002. I was always curious […]

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John Emanuel Jimenez

Hello my name is John..i wanted to share of the strong and powerful pull that my my family has experienced, toward the practice and witness of jewish life and religeous culture.. we now have several members who have formalized their belief and converted to the the jewish faith.. including orthodoxy.. some just practice on their […]

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Luis Lozano-Paredes

“Hello, First of all I wanted to congratulate Children of the Inquisition for the really interesting effort they are making in transforming the view from the general public and the Jewish community about the issues of the Conversos and their adventure. I wanted to share my story as it has been a weird transition, struggle […]

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