Hidden Identity


Join Ruth Kahn on a spiritual odyssey in the magical land of New Mexico. A few years ago, while pursuing her Master’s Degree in Music Therapy, Ruth became aware of a growing number of Catholic people in New Mexico who are discovering that they are, in fact, of Jewish ancestry. Although she was born and raised in New York and New England, Ruth continues to be fascinated by the Crypto-Jews (“Secret Jews”) of New Mexico; that is, Jews who arrived in the Southwest during the 1500s and were forced to convert to Catholicism. How did New Mexico and the descendants of Crypto-Jews capture Ruth’s imagination? Could there be Crypto-Jews here in Massachusetts? Attend next week’s service to discover the answers to these intriguing questions.

2017 Theodore Parker Lecture

Upcoming Events

  1. Third Tuesday Social Hour

    November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Theodore Parker Church Winter Fair

    December 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. “Islam and the Beloved Community”

    December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Notes from Rev. Anne

  • Being together in these challenging times November 9, 2017

    I have missed being here the past two Sunday mornings. It feels like a loss being disconnected from the time that we set aside to spend together, and I’m looking forward to this week’s gathering. Over these past weeks, at least two egregious events have happened in our country – the truck ...

  • Seeking the holy in its many forms October 12, 2017

    I’d like to share a story about a young child, perhaps five or so, but not too young to be aware that her best friend was often unwell. “Sam was in the hospital this week,” she might mention, as the candlelight flickered into being. Or, “Sam is better. He came to my ...

  • Kindness – an antidote to hopelessness October 5, 2017

    Last Sunday was a special day here, honoring our commitment to the work of racial justice and raising a public statement of affirmation for lives that have too long been devalued. It felt good to be together, thoughtfully sharing in contemplation and ...