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Welcome to Casa Shalom


Casa Shalom, the Institute for Marrano (Anusim) Studies, is a centre for all those interested in the subject of crypto-Jews -- laymen, scholars, genealogists, and descendants of Anusim. We research and collect material from all over the world, including the Jews of Mashad (Iran), Ireland, Sao Tomé , the American Southwest, South America, Cuba and other Caribbean islands, Spain, Portugal, and the Balearic Islands. 

We are engaged in projects linked to universities in the UK and America, including the connection between Marranos and Free Masonry, and the 18th century immigration from Minorca, Spain to Florida and Cuba, which included many Marranos, as our recent research has brought to light. We have traced some of the descendants of this group to modern times, and have found a continuance of Jewish customs in many of these families. 

Casa Shalom offers lectures and seminars in our center in Netanya, Israel. Gloria Mound, the Executive Director of Casa Shalom, has been on dozens of speaking tours in the United States and Europe.

A very important component of Casa Shalom's work is our commitment to helping the descendants of secret Jews, the b'nei anusim, to investigate and reclaim their heritage.

Please read on in the following pages about Casa Shalom. And, if you are convinced, as we are, that our work is important, please support us.

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Talk by the Costa Rican Ambassador

  The History of the Anusim in Costa Rica

Delivered by HE Rodrigo X. Carreras

at Netanya Academic College on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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 Click here to read a summary of the talk. 


Zamora Judía


Jesús Jambrina
Catedrático de español e historia
Universidad de Viterbo, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos

¿Por qué Zamora?

Zamora es una ciudad mediada en el noroeste de España de alrededor de 60 mil habitantes. Es muy conocida por sus más de 20 iglesias románicas, su celebración de la Semana Santa y sus edificios estilo modernistas. Entre los conocedores de la cocina Gourmet, la ciudad es famosa por sus vinos y sus platos típicos castellanos. Sin embargo, hasta muy recientemente, un visitante que llegue a la Plaza Mayor en un paquete turístico nunca se hubiese imaginado que se encuentra en una de las ciudades españolas con una de las más prestigiosas historias judías de Sefarad. 
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