Well, this is embarrassing!

We're not certain what exactly happened, but for whatever reason - our original website has simply stopped working!

This is a "good thing" in the long-run, because we gave serious consideration to upgrading the site anyway. In the short term, well - not so much...

We have contracted with Jacqueline Hirsch and Chuck Montgomery at HirMon & Associates to build an all new website. The new site will have some outstanding new features including an online membership application, an online payment page, an all new research area, and lots of other bells and whistles. (Members receiving our HaLapid magazine will recognize the name Jacqueline Hirsch, she's the designer of that publication!)

There will be no change in how you access our website! It will continue to be CryptoJews.com!

While this is something of a "crash" project, there is no firm deadline for finishing the site -- it's currently a "work in progress." Some form of this site should be back up and running by the end of January 2015 - so check back often!

In the meantime, we'll remind you of our Call for Papers for our 2015 Convention in Miami, Florida (deadline April 1, 2015). Here are the details:

Please join us for the 25th annual conference of the
Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies in Miami, Florida,
Sunday, July 19 through Tuesday, July 21, 2015

IllustrationSCJS proudly confirms that our keynote speaker will be Ainsley Cohen Henriques, former president of the United Congregation of Israelites in Kingston, Jamaica, and currently a director and honorary secretary of the synagogue, as well as editor and publisher of its newsletter.

We cordially invite papers on crypto-Judaism from any discipline (e.g., anthropology, history, sociology, philosophy, literature, music, etc.) and from any geographic location or time period.

We also welcome papers on all aspects of the Sephardic experience and that of other communities exhibiting crypto-Jewish phenomena anywhere in the world.

Papers breaking new ground in research on crypto-Jews in both the Caribbean basin and the American Southwest are particularly welcome. Interested scholars and professionals, including advanced graduate students, are invited to submit proposals for papers, oral or video presentations, or workshops.

Proposals are also welcome from individuals with personal stories or other personal research relating to crypto-Judaism. These may be for individual papers/presentations or for complete sessions on specific topics. Please indicate if the presentation represents completed research or work in progress.

Conference presentation proposals must include a title, an abstract or summary of 200 words, and a 100-word biographical resume or CV.

Please note that all attendees are asked to pay the conference registration fee in order to participate in the conference. Further, no personal compensation is offered. Hotel costs are also your own responsibility. Group reservation rates will be available. The Conference offers an exceptional opportunity to share your work and published books with peers and a target audience.

Please send proposals or inquiries to Matthew Warshawsky, International Languages and Cultures, University of Portland: warshaws@up.edu

Deadline for Proposals: April 1, 2015


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