Tuesday, November 4, 2014

NMJHS Fall Conference in Abq

New Mexico Jewish Historical Society Conference:  The theme of the 2014 Fall Conference of the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society is "The Jews of Albuquerque: Building Businesses and a Community."

New Mexico Jewish Historical Society
2014 Fall Conference
Albuquerque JCC
November 15-16

The conference will feature discussions of merchant families who emigrated to Albuquerque and environs 1930 - 1950.

Keynote speaker, Yiddish scholar and historian Harvey Buchalter investigates “Why Albuquerque?” examining the migration of urban American and European Jews who put down roots in the desert southwest.

Subsequently, a panel of descendants of these original merchant families will discuss their family businesses and reminisce about growing up in Albuquerque. Another panel of descendants will focus on Jewish Indian arts merchants of the era. Cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and entertainment will follow.

Sunday’s program will include brunch, a film of Jewish merchant settlement in the West, wrap-up discussion and a Downtown walking tour led by author Sharon Niederman.

The tour will end at the New Mexico Holocaust and Intolerance Museum with Dr Noel Harvey Pugach’s presentation on Holocaust survivors rescued by New Mexicans.

Please call (505) 348-4471 to register
Members $125 ~ Non-Members $145
Lodging available at $79 per night at Hilton Garden Inn

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