The Taos Jewish Center is dedicated to fostering a positive Jewish identity by providing programs and services that enrich the lives of the people it serves in Northern New Mexico. The Center is open to all who wish to explore and participate in these experiences that reflect and incorporate Jewish ethics, culture and observances.

Chaverim of TJC 

Monday, November 7
6:30 pm

Please attend the first organizational meeting of this new TJC venture. We will take on programs to serve our community. This group will function similar to a Sisterhood or Men's Group of a congregation. Projects may include delivering meals for our elderly and ill members, driving to appointments, bringing library books, helping with the monthly preparation of meals for the Men's Shelter, etc.

Please come to share your ideas as we set our goals and
priorities for this year. 

Everyone is welcome!

Contact Jude:

Shabbat and a Movie at the TJC

Friday October 28, 7:00 pm

An Unknown Country:

The groundbreaking documentary on how European Jews fled to Ecuador to create community and escape the Holocaust. Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Eva Zelig.

Join us to say Kiddush and enjoy an Oneg Shabbat and this wonderful film.

Born in Ecuador of Czech parents, Eva Zelig and her family epitomized the contrasts that so many Jews who relocated to Ecuador went through. It was not an easy adjustment, and it was fraught with perils along the way. As Zelig explains, “My family was among those who found refuge in Ecuador. I was born there and always felt their heartache at having lost family and home...I wanted to explore the issue of identity and find out how my family’s experience compared to those of other refugees.”

Eva Zelig’s work has appeared on PBS, The Learning Channel, New York Times TV, National Geographic TV and more. She won an Emmy Award for her documentary Killer Virus, and has also been honored with two CINE Golden Eagle awards, a Gold Apple from the National Educational Media Network, a Pinnacle Award from American Women in Radio and TV, and a Gold Medal from the International Film and
TV Festival of New York.

Aging at Home in Taos County
Wednesday, October 26
10:00 AM 

A group of Taoseños is forming an organization to support each other as we get older and want to stay in our homes. We'll be having a public meeting at the Common House at Valverde commons.

All are welcome.

For more information contact
or Bette: 758-3376

November Shabbaton with Rabbi Paul and Annual Membership Meeting

Friday, November 11 - Saturday, November 12

Friday, November 11
5:30 PM Tot Shabbat for Preschool Children and Parents
6:00 PM Potluck Dinner
7:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, November 12
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Torah Study
12:00 PM Luncheon and Annual Membership Meeting

2016 Fall Conference
NM Jewish Historical Society
New Mexico History Museum & The Lodge Santa Fe, NM November 12 - 13

Jewish Identities: Lost, Rediscovered & Reclaimed

Keynote Address Why did the Main Persecution of New Christians for Crypto-Judaism End in Mexico in the Middle of the Seventeenth Century?
Jonathan Israel, Ph.D., Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton

The Converso Experience in Spain and Mexico
Talks by Estelle E. Quain, Ph.D. ; Victoria Erhart, Ph.D.;
Isabelle Medina Sandoval, Ed.D.; Ron D. Hart, Ph.D.

Converso the Return to Jewish Practice
Talks by Rabbi Jack Shlachter, Ph.D.; Rabbi Neil Amswych

Fractured Faith: Identity and Life Today
Presentations by Maria Sanchez; Maria Apodaca; Bianca McDermott; Sara Koplik, Ph.D.; Daniel DiazHuerta Joseph Mora

Online Registration at

The full conference registration fee includes all sessions, Saturday reception & dinner, coffee breaks & Raffle/Silent Auction. Alternate Rates: Daily Rate Saturday or Sunday $55 Does not include Saturday night dinner Students &

K-12 Teachers $50 Does not include Saturday night dinner Reception & Dinner Saturday $62

New Mexico Jewish Historical Society




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