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Uncovering Undercover Jews: Sephardic Heritage & Culture Renewed

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

The great synagogue of Livorno, Italy

Rabbi Devin Maimon Villarreal is a descendant of two Converso families (Conversos were Jews who converted to Catholicism but secretly remained Jews, under the threat of the Inquisition).  Raised Christian in the U.S., he grew up hearing about his Jewish ancestors.  He will share his personal story and describe his decision to embrace Judaism formally and become ordained as a rabbi.  Read more


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