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
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
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
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
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: email@example.com
Proposals: April 1, 2015