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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

New Mexico’s Conversos and Crypto-Jews

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Program #11007RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Norma Libman

Norma Libman is an independent journalist whose byline has appeared in hundreds of articles in newspapers nationwide. She has degrees in education and literature from Northeastern Illinois University, and has taught writing, literature and humanities courses in Illinois and New Mexico. She is the author of “The Memoir Writing Workbook,” and leads workshops at writers’ conferences. Norma has been a presenter in many cities nationwide on the subject of Conversos and Crypto Jews in the southwest.

Mr. Shawn Price

Shawn Price is a member of the Albuquerque Conservative Synagogue Congregation B'nai Israel, and has been an active member of B'nai since his conversion to Judaism in 1999. As an enrolled tribal member of the Navajo Nation, Shawn is also the director for a traditional Navajo dance group that has performed around the country. He holds a B.A in communication from the University of New Mexico, and is active in his Navajo cultural and spiritual traditions, which are strongly enhanced by Judaism.

Sonya Loya

Sonya Loya grew up in a practicing Catholic home in Ruidoso, N.M., but eventually discovered that her ancestral origins are of the region’s Crypto Jews. As a glass artist proficient in stained glass, fusing, bead-making and glass blowing, Sonya has created her own line of glasswork that is a reflection of her heritage. She runs Hosanna’s Glass Works and Judaica Gallery, where she creates artworks involving Jewish symbols hidden in dichroic glass that are hidden until seen in light.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips

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4.9
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