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Jewish Majorca

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


When US native Dani Rotstein moved to the Spanish isle of Majora for work he didn’t expect there to be much of a Jewish life. However on further investigation he discovered not only a  local Shul but an entire history of secret Jews and their centuries old battle of survival against the inquisition. Intrigued Dani began investigating, meeting the descendants of these Jews known as “Chuetas” and even giving Jewish history tours for interested travellers.

Dani Rotstein is originally from New Jersey but fell in love with Spain when he spent his junior year of college studying in Madrid. He moved to the island of Mallorca in 2014, where he learned of the taboo history of the island’s descendants of Jewish-Conversos – named “Chuetas.” He became involved with the local Jewish community of the Balearic Islands and in 2018, together with his wife Carla, founded Limud Mallorca. Dani has been an elected member of the synagogue board since August 2018 and founded Jewish Majorca – an educational tourism company that offers walking, cycling, and driving routes to Jewish heritage sites around the island.

CSP Partners: Beth Israel (San Diego, CA), Brotherhood Synagogue (Gramercy Park, NYC), Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle, WA), Congregation B’nai Tzedek (Fountain Valley, CA), Congregation B’nai Israel (Tustin, CA), Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, CA, Shomrei Torah Synagogue (San Fernando Valley, CA), Temple Bat Yahm (Newport Beach, CA), Temple Beth El of South Orange County (Aliso Viejo, CA), Temple Beth Emet (Anaheim, CA), Temple Beth Ohr (La Mirada, CA), Temple Beth Tikvah (Fullerton, CA), Temple Beth Shalom (Needham, MA), Temple Beth Sholom (Santa Ana, CA), Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA), Town & Village Synagogue (NYC, NY), University Synagogue (Irvine, CA), Valley Beth Shalom (Encino, CA) & Walnut Street Synagogue (Chelsea, MA)


Wednesday, October 12, 2022
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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San Diego, CA United States


Adult Education