¡RESILIENCIA! The Experience of Jewish Communities in Spain and the Americas: Round Table & Film
May 23, 2019
¡RESILIENCIA! The Experience of Jewish Communities in Spain and the Americas. Organized by Instituto Cervantes,Casa Sefarad@Nahalat Shalom, Festival Djudeo-Espanyol, National Hispanic Cultural Center. In collaboration with Consulate of Mexico, Red de Juderías de España, Diputación of Lleida, Latin American and Iberian Institute at UNM, Consulate General of Israel in Houston, Jewish Federation of New Mexico, Congregation B´Nai Israel, Congregation Albert, ADL Mountain States Region, New Mexico Humanities Council and Century Automotive, a Mapfre Company.
Round Table: 7 pm
Fernando Vara de Rey, director of Instituto Cervantes in Krakow, and Luis Portero, lawyer, will talk about the relationship with the State of Israel and the efforts of the Instituto Cervantes and the Government of Spain to promote and preserve the Jewish culture.
Film: 8 pm
“The Caborca Jew. A Mexican Story”. Documentary inspired by the narrator’s grandfather, the film tells the real life story of a Polish immigrant trying to get to the US but inadvertently finding himself in Caborca, a small town in Sonora, Mexico. It’s a moving and uplifting story about an individual, his strength, and his commitment to maintain his faith in the face of incredible obstacles including that he was the only Jew in a town of Catholics, and unable to speak the language.
Followed by Q&A with narrator David Chait and Dr. Scott Levin, ADL Mountain States Regional Director.
Special mention to the ADL Mountain States Region and the Consulate of Mexico for funding this event.
Closing Festival Cocktail Reception. Wells Fargo Theater Lobby (NHCC)
$15 for Round Table & Film