Gaon Authors Talking about their Books

Gloria Abella Ballen
The Power of the Hebrew Alphabet

Hebrew Alphabet

Ted Lehman
Author of Defying Odds

Defying Odds

Pat Shapiro
The Privilege of Aging


Vanessa Paloma
The Desert, the Mountain and the Pomegranate

Mountain, Desert





Gaon Web Films

Recent Gaon Web Films:

*Sephardim of Girona & Kabbalah. 7:52 min

*Jewish Quarter of Marrakesh. 5:30 min

Vanessa Paloma. Memory & Orality in Jewish Life in Marrakesh. 16:47 min

*Fractured Faiths Spanish Judaism, the Inquisition and New World Identities Exhibition, New Mexico History Museum. 7:51 min

*Purim in Casablanca. 6:16 min

*Ambassador Dennis Ross on U.S. & Israel from Truman to Trump Santa Fe Middle East Watch. 69 min

*Sephardic Jews Talk at Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe. 39:48 min

*Santa Fe Jewish Book Council, Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert D. Sacks. 47:30 min

Anusim Conference 2016:
El Paso, Texas
Congregation B'nai Zion

* Click to see Peter Svarzbein
Conversos y Tacos: The Kosher Taco Truck

Hear the Stories of New Jews

* Sonya Loya. Aliyah to Israel

* John Garcia. From Catholicism to Judaism

* John Garcia 2. On his Return to Judaism & Aliyah

* Blanca Carrasco. On her Involvement in the Jewish Community in El Paso

* Miguel Flores Zuniga. Judaism & the Juarez Torah group

* Margarita Sosa Munoz. Her Jewish experience

The Thoughts of Rabbis
& Others

* Rabbi Stephen Leon on Judaism

* Rabbi Daniel Mehlman on Israel and Galut

* Rabbi Royi Shaffin on Aliyah & the Future of Israel

* Shoshanna Schechter-Shaffin on Birthright Israel

* Gloria Abella Ballen& Neorah Tremblay Garcia on
The Return to Judaism & Aliyah



Gaon Books Authors:

* Ted Lehman, Defying Odds. Auschwitz survivor describing his experiences. 5:10 min

Patricia Gottlieb Shapiro, The Privilege of Aging. How 12 Jewish super-agers have done it. 3:20 min

Gloria Abella Ballen

* The art and mystery of the Hebrew alef bet. 2:47 min

* The Power of the Hebrew Alphabet. 3:06 min

Vanessa Paloma, The Mountain, the Desert and the Pomegranate: Stories from Morocco and Beyond. 7:16 min











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