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.