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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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Sandra from Sewickley, PA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/11/14
Sometimes I enroll in a program to fill a particular time slot, as was the case with this one. It turned into one of the best programs I have ever taken. It really opened my eyes and my mind with regard to the Jewish communities in the New World and how and when they originated. The history of the crypto/converso Jews is a fascinating one and one which has been pretty much ignored in the teaching of history in our classrooms. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in filling in the blanks in their knowledge of history.

Barbara from Pittsburgh, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/11/14
This trip opened up a whole area of history that was neglected in my education. Just stunning!

Monique from Marietta, GA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 03/16/14 - 03/21/14
Getting better all the Time.

Toby from Orchard Lake, MI Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 11/03/13 - 11/08/13
perfect for people with no partigular knolegle about this subject

Maureen from Woodland Hills, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/03/13 - 11/08/13
I am just home from the Nov 3-8 program in New Mexico on Converso Jews. It was stimulating, excellent, and wonderful experience. I want to "spread" my learning. Our leaders were informative and interesting. I also had a lot of fun

Susan from Minnetonka, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 11/03/13 - 11/08/13
The breadth and depth of converso history in New Mexico is absolutely amazing. A historical lesson and story of human endurance many more people should learn.

Gail from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 11/03/13 - 11/08/13
I just attended the Road Scholar program in New Mexico on the Converso/Crypto Jews of NM. It was an excellent program. It was an in depth course on the Conversos and was extremely enlightening. The main lecturer, Norma, was outstanding, and full of facts and information on the subject. I highly recommend this program.

Helen from New Market, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/03/13 - 11/08/13
Both a stimulating and fun experience.

Lynn from East Meadow, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/18/13
A wonderful experience and program. I highly recommend this program for anyone interested in learning about a part of Jewish history that is often untold in enough detail, understanding and depth. I enjoyed every moment of this program.

Alice from Livingston, NJ Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/18/13
The Converso program was outstanding! We had the best leader, scholar, Converso visitor, field trips, etc. imagineable, & hope to get all the friends who didn't go with us to sign up for next time.

Stephen from Shrewsbury, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
Besides finding out about Jews forcibly converted to Christianity, you will learn about how the Spanish and their Catholic Church colonized the New World. If you never experienced high-desert, come to New Mexico and experience it. Road Scholar will keep you very busy and entertained.

Marilyn from Delray Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 06/16/13 - 06/21/13
good trip. very interesting and informative. best staff!, which made it so great. would of been perfect if hotel was in old town area or closes to where could take a walk of interest would have made it about perfect.

Robin from Meadow Vista, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/07/13 - 04/12/13
This was my first Road Scholar trip and there will most definitely be more. The lectures were amazing. Norma Libman talks to you as if she were telling a very interesting story (she was) about the conversos, crypto-jews and anusim. Each word brings more questions. The field trips were wonderful and varied. It was so nice to be well taken care of by Karen, the Road Scholar leader. The process is so smooth and every detail accounted for. I loved the opportunity to just have a wonderful adventure.

Carol from Escondido, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/07/13 - 04/12/13
This was a great class. It was my first Road Scholar experience and I will definitely start looking for the next one.

Emily from Derby, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/07/13 - 04/12/13
this was my first experience with Roadscholar programs, and I can assure you it won't be my last. From the very beginning of the process to the last day of the wonderful program, I was pleased and excited to have this opportunity - this adventure.

Judy from Lawrence, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/17/13 - 02/22/13
this was our first road scholar trip; it surpassed all expectations!!!!!!

June from Hereford, TX Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 10/14/12 - 10/19/12
Very good.

Joan from Arlington, VA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/14/12 - 10/19/12
It's hard to imagine any other way to learn so much that's new and fascinating in just 5 days.

Willa from Ithaca, NY Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/14/12 - 10/19/12
I wish I had brought a good camera with me and taken lots of pictures of all the interesting and beautiful places we saw together on our recent trip. Do any of my fellow participants have any to share? It would be much appreciated. I can reciprocate with some of the writing I am doing about our adventures. Willa

Irene from Palos Verdes Estates, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/14/12 - 10/19/12
This website is adequate.

Myra from Port Jeffererson, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/14/12 - 10/19/12
The lectures by Norma Libman were outstanding. This was an amazing educational adventure.

Kay from Cornelius, NC Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 10/14/12 - 10/19/12
Road Scholar is a great new name and describes the courses perfectly. I had a wonderful learning experience and the other "scholars" were all well educated and extremely interested in the topic. All had much to add to any discussion

Robert from Tupelo, MS Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/14/12 - 10/19/12
Whether you are Jewish or Gentile, religious or not, you will find this story of a people robbed of their religion compelling. Their ways of preserving their culture over hundreds of years and their new efforts to return to their roots is inspiring. This course separates fact from myth and gives you much to think about.

Ray from Escondido, CA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/13/12 - 05/18/12
SUPERB! Lectures on history of Inquisition, Black Plague, movement of Jews from Europe to No & So America. Spanish & Jewish cultures explained. Great field trips in Santa Fe and Albuquerqe. Totally well worth your time, a memorable program.

Harriet from Telluride, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/22/12 - 04/27/12
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our first Rhode Scholar Program and learned a great deal. We are looking forward to signing up for another program in the near future.

Vivian from Fitchburg, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/22/12 - 04/27/12
This was our first Road Scholar program and it was wonderful. We learned so much and we are telling all our friends that they just have to attend a future session.

Irvin from Fitchburg, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/22/12 - 04/27/12
This class was amazing. Karen Long, our group leader, is well organized. Our principle lecturer, Norma Libman, is very knowledgeable, and an excellent presenter. Every class was an adventure in learning, and the field trips provided solid background to our experience. I highly recommend this course to anyone, Jewish or not. You won't be disappointed.

Eleanor from Oakland, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/22/12 - 04/27/12
This was one of the most exciting and informative weeks I have ever experienced in my 85 years - I expect to continue this study on my own - with the suggested reading material -


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