Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Events

SCJS 33rd Conference El Paso: Texas August 13-15, 2023

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Registration is now open for our 33rd Annual Conference, Sunday, August 13 through Tuesday, August 15, 2023, in El Paso, Texas.

To be held at the luxurious
El Paso Convention Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza El Paso, Texas.

The Center is adjacent to the conference hotel, Hotel Paso del Norte, Marriott Autograph Collection at: 10 Henry Trost Court, El Paso, TX. 79901, located in the heart of the city.  Note: Hotel reservations are on your own. For preferred discounted rates, follow this link

CLICK HERE: Book your group rate for The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies

Event Summary:

The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies

  • Start Date: Sunday, August 13, 2023
  • End Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
  • Last Day to Book: Monday, July 17, 2023

Special group rate:

Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph Collection for $179 USD – $189 USD per night.

CLICK HERE: Book your group rate for The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies

SCJS is delighted to know you will be joining us for this important event and hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are. You will hear from us again by email, closer to the conference date, regarding meal preferences, pre-conference events and conference check-in instructions.

If you are interested in being a vendor (books, CDs, relevant materials), please contact conference chair Blanca Carrasco at

Call For Papers

  • This event is open to regional, national, and international submissions. The conference will be “in-person” only.
  • We invite proposals for 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 proposals for presentations on all aspects of the Sephardic experience and that of other communities exhibiting crypto-Jewish phenomena.

The 2023 conference theme is “A Crypto-Judaic Exploration of the Borderlands.” Proposals breaking new ground in research on the Texas Borderlands and in general the far northern frontier of New Spain, including Texas, Chihuahua, New Mexico, and Southern Colorado are particularly welcome.