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The Jewish Heritage Alliance (JHA) is about promoting relevant information regarding Jewish related issues. Our current "MISSION" is telling the story of Sefarad (Jews of the Iberian Peninsula) and to bring this profound segment of Jewish and World History to "Main Street". What makes us unique, is that we bring together people and organizations from across the political and social spectrum in order to maximize our impact.

Together we are creating a dynamic portal that will detail the saga of the Jews of Sefarad, covering the good, the bad, and the ugly. We portray this epic story utilizing rich content, supported by a wide-range of initiatives, events, including tour programs intended to bring the stories to life. We provide both, dynamic historical information presented in an elegant and coherent manner

Our Blog Section will provide visitors with a wide array of interesting information. We will discuss the historical attributes of the Jews that lived in the Iberian Peninsula for centuries past. We will discuss their achievements and success, as well as their darkest hours of pogroms, inquisitions and forced conversions (Conversos). We will detail the 1492 Edict of Expulsion issued by the joint Catholic Monarchs of Spain (Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon). We will follow in the footsteps of the exiled Jews and Conversos and detail their saga as they made their way and settled in new lands. We will uncover the immense, underreported attributes these tenacious people provided the new world. We will unlock the mysteries of the Conversos, descendants of the Crypto Jews and much more.....

Ainsley Henriques Makes the Vibrant History of Jamaica’s Jewish Community Come Alive

The Jews of Jamaica make up a small but vibrant religious community centered today in the capital of Kingston. The core of the community traces its ancestry to Sefarad, the Iberian peninsula, and the Jewish exodus that began in the late 15th century. Ainsley Henriques keeps the story and history of Jamaica’s Jewish history alive.

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Hidden legacy: In the Footsteps of the Jews of Sefarad

Hidden legacy: In the Footsteps the Jews of Sefarad tells the story of the converso phenomenon, the Jews that were forced to convert to Christianity in the Iberian Peninsula. It’s a story of persecution, massacres and forced conversions. But it is also the story of survival, hope and redemption.

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Hidden legacy of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula

Hidden legacy of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula is an interview with Michael Steinberger, CEO and Founder of Jewish Heritage Alliance that was published on March 15, 2021 by the Wall Street International online magazine and written by Brenda Lee Bohen.

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