November 22, 2020 Film Screening of “Children of the Inquisition” and Discussion with Director and Guests


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Children of the inquisitionJoin us for a special online showing of the film “Children of the Inquisition,” followed on a separate day by a one-hour Q&A with the film’s director, Joseph Lovett; Director of Hebrew College’s Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership, Rabbi Or Rose; and Rabbi Allison Poirier `19 of co-sponsor Temple Beth Sholom in Framingham.

The film will be available to registrants to view at your leisure for 48 hours before the Zoom discussion with our guests on November 22.

“Children of the Inquisition” is a re-examination of history and identity in a 2-hour documentary film that unearths 500 years of hidden history. The film looks at what happened to the families forced to convert to Catholicism or flee during the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions through the eyes of their contemporary descendants, many of whom are just discovering their often nuanced Jewish roots. The film’s storytellers uncover the connections between their family’s journeys and this buried history.  The discoveries of these flights to safety over the past 500 years give a new perspective to the world events we face today.

“Children of the Inquisition” is more than just a film. It’s an opportunity to better understand our complex world and identities.

Learn more about the film and the “Children of the Inquisition” educational project.

This event is made possible thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, and is co-sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston and Temple Beth Sholom in Framingham.

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