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Genie Milgrom – From the Spanish Inquisition to the Present: My Search for Jewish Roots; and How to Trace Your ‘New Christian’ Ancestors (2 lectures)

May 7, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

at Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel (Watch Party*)


Born in Cuba to a Catholic family, Genie Milgrom has brilliantly  traced her maternal lineage back 600 years to the Jews of pre-Inquisition Portugal and Spain. In her first talk, she will present her amazing personal journey to uncover her Jewish origins. In her second talk, she will describe the Catholic, notarial and Inquisition records that led to her discovery and ultimately persuaded Rabbinic authorities to recognize her Jewish identity.


Genie Milgrom served as President of the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies at Colorado State University and as President of the JGS of Greater Miami. Her books, My 15 Grandmothers and How I Found My 15 Grandmothers, have won Latino Author Book Awards. She is an internationally acclaimed speaker.

A book sale and signing will follow the lectures.

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

Download or print out her slides.

Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings

Pre-lecture: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Bessarabia and Litvak-Baltic SIGs



May 7, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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at Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel (Watch Party*)
561 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA United States
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