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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

New Mexico’s Conversos and Crypto-Jews

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Program #11007ENZ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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In 1492, the Alhambra Decree forced Spain’s Jewish citizens to make an unthinkable decision: convert to Christianity or leave the country. Over the next 500 years, the saga of the conversos and Crypto-Jews — who practiced their faith in secrecy — brought them to the New World, and finally to New Mexico, where their traditions melded with those of the peoples of the Southwest. In this land of canyons and desert, trace the struggle of New Mexico’s conversos and Crypto-Jews, and consider how their traditions have managed to survive against the odds.


Highlights

• Meet a New Mexico converso for personal insight.
• Walk in the footsteps of early Jewish settlers as you consider their influence on the culture of Santa Fe and the village of Chimayo.
• Experience local landmarks with Jewish connections, including the Holocaust Memorial and Acoma Pueblo.

Program Notes

You may also be interested in Program #19545, “Jewish Connections in New Mexico.”

Activity Notes

Walking a few blocks over uneven terrain; standing up to one hour, some stairs. Elevations of 7,000 feet.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.


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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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