Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood is opening up our monthly meetings, to the general community, with engaging discussions and presentations.
This month's guest speaker: Dr. Xico R. Baruch Garcia
A large percentage of the South Texas Hispanic American population has descended from Jewish ancestry, though most are unaware of it. Dr. Xico R. Baruch Garcia, a Temple Emanu-El member, is a descendant of the Spanish and Portugese Crypto Jewish conquistadores who colonized Central and South America when the Europeans first came to the Americas.
At the Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood meeting of November 7, Dr. Garcia will address his personal experience as a Crypto-Jew and discuss the Spanish regal ancestry, South Texas Sephardic Jewish history and documentation of the Crypto Jewish experience.
A buffet dinner is available, prior to the presentation, for $10.00 per person; and must be reserved 24 hours in advance.