JGSGB March 20: Children of the Inquisition: Discovering Their Jewish Roots #general


Ellie Goldberg
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston presents Children of
the Inquisition: Discovering Their Jewish Roots, Speaker: Joseph
Lovett, Peabody award-winning filmmaker, veteran director/producer of
ABC News 20/20

March 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Temple Emanuel 385 Ward Street,
Newton Centre MA.

Film director Joseph Lovett will show clips >from Children of the
Inquisition, his documentary work-in-progress. It follows descendants
of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions on 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 will present a fascinating re-evaluation of
history and identity, exploring what happened to these people through
the stories of their contemporary descendants.

Joseph Lovett is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker and veteran
director/producer of ABC News 20/20. He founded Lovett Productions in
1989. His many documentaries focus on social, cultural, and
health-related issues. Lovett has been honored with numerous awards
from advocacy organizations, including the Kitty Carlisle Hart Award
for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts. Clips >from Children of the
Inquisition were shown in Israel last October at the Inaugural Session
of the Knesset Caucus for the Reconnection with the Descendants of
Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Communities.

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.jgsgb.org .
Contact us: info@jgsgb.org, 866-611-5698

Ellie Goldberg

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