New Mexico

New Mexico’s Conversos and Crypto-Jews in Santa Fe

Learn the history and experience the unique culture of conversos and Crypto-Jews — Spain’s Jewish citizens who were forced to leave their country for not converting to Christianity.
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This program made Jewish history in America come to life! Meeting modern descendants of those who were forced to convert to Catholicism, hearing about the choices some of them have made to return to Judaism, and getting to know Rabbi Jordi enhanced my understanding of the history of the Inquisition.


Excellent program - outstanding group leader; learned so much about Converso and Crypto Jews and early American history, specifically in New Mexico; great accommodations; fun area to explore for art, history, food, and environment.


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An extremely enlightening and educational experience...introduced me to a part of my Jewish heritage I knew very little about...fascinating to learn the blending of cultures, including the American Indian history and lifestyle.


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This was an intellectually stimulating and rewarding experience that I would recommend without reservation not just for those who are interested in the Jewish experience and the American Southwest but for those who want to learn more about the world in which they live.


This was a well-organized, beautifully planned adventure that taught me so much about a fascinating topic! I am now a Road Scholar fan!


We had a wonderful week on this trip. We learned about Crypto Jews from an historical as well as a modern perspective. The classroom time was interesting and engaging, and we truly learned a great deal. The play we attended was excellent, and the trip to Taos was great!

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