Sunday meeting - A Trip to the Dutch Wild Coast: A 1658 Sephardic Expedition #events #sephardic


A free online meeting this Sunday, from the Sephardic Genealogical Society.

Jeosua Nunez Netto and Joseph Pereira, two Portuguese-born Jews, left a
fascinating account of their trip from Amsterdam to Pomeroom (on South
America's Caribbean coast) in 1658. Their goal was to establish a Jewish
colony on the Essequibo River. The authors appear to waver between
commercialism and salvation, Portuguese and Dutch identity. The account
captures an important moment in Sephardic history after the loss of Dutch

Jonathan Schorsch holds the Chair in Jewish Religious and Intellectual
History at the University of Potsdam (Germany). Among his books are Swimming
the Christian Atlantic: Judeoconversos, Afroiberians and Amerindians in the
Seventeenth-Century Iberian World (Brill, 2008) and Jews and Blacks in the
Early Modern World (Cambridge University Press, 2004). With his colleague
Sina Rauschenbach he co-edited The Sephardic Atlantic: Colonial Histories
and Postcolonial Perspectives (Palgrave, 2018).

This meeting is on Sunday 6 November 2022 at 11am in LA, 2pm NYC, 7pm
London, 8pm Paris/Amsterdam and 9pm Jerusalem. Patrons can join us on Zoom.
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Best wishes,

David Mendoza
Sephardic Genealogical Society

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