Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Upcoming Sephardic Genealogy Event at the Center for Jewish History in New York #sephardic
CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY
15 WEST 16TH STREET (BETWEEN 5TH AND 6TH AVENUES)
Thursday, May 19, 6:30 PM
Sarina Roffé, founder of the Sephardic Heritage Project and an
expert on Brooklyn's Sephardic Jewish community, traces the journey
of the Kassins, a rabbinic dynasty with rumored Converso heritage,
from Spain to modern Brooklyn, using traditional genealogy methodologyas well as DNA testing. Roffé also explores the claims that some
descendants are rabbis who serve a secret Jewish community in Ireland.
The last descendant of the Kassins is currently serving as Chief Rabbi
of Brooklyn's Sephardic community.
Please note that this program is part of a series of free events for
genealogists at all levels hosted by the Ackman & Ziff Family
Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History >from May 15-24.
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