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Bonai Shalom’s First Friday: CU Professor to Discuss Her New Book on Crypto-Jews

Professor Janet Jacobs, CU Boulder

Join Congregation Bonai Shalom and Janet Jacobs, Professor of Women and Gender Studies at CU Boulder for First Friday on May 4, 2018! Janet will discuss her award-winning book “Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews.” This study of Jews forced to convert to Christianity during the Spanish Inquisition traces the group’s history of clandestinely conducting their faith and their present-day efforts to reclaim their past.

Professor Janet Jacobs is currently Professor of Women and Gender Studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in 1985. Her research areas include gender, religion, and social psychology. She is a recognized scholar in the areas of women and religion and culture, ethnicity, and identity.

She is author or editor of six books, including “Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews,” for which she won the distinguished book award from the Society for the Social Scientific Study of Religion, and Memorializing the Holocaust: Gender, Genocide and Collective Memory. She has also published over 40 articles and book chapters. Her current work is in the area of genocide, collective memory and the intergenerational transmission of trauma.

Services at 6:00 pm, followed by a delicious kosher dinner around 7:15, and dessert/talk around 8:00 pm. BYOB Kosher wine or beer. Dinner is $18 per member, $21 per non-member, and $54 max per family. Please RSVP HERE by 5/2.

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