Glassgold Kallah – Dr. Benjamin Gampel “Riots, Inquisitions and Expulsions: The Emergence of Converso Culture & Community”
Tuesday, November 19 Spanish themed dinner at 6 p.m. followed by open lecture at 7:15 p.m.
Prior RSVP Required for Dinner as a cost applies.
Dr. Benjamin Gampel, the Dina and Eli Field Chair in Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary, specializes in the history of the Jews of the medieval and early modern world. For his first book, The Last Jews on Iberian Soil, Dr. Gampel spent almost a year in Spain researching local archives. After much work, Dr. Gampel was able to re-create some of the long-forgotten history of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula.
Truly an energetic scholar and teacher, Dr. Gampel is among a small group of educators dedicated to bringing the history of the Jews to a wide public audience.
The Glassgold Kallah provides funding to bring scholars to Chizuk Amuno and is sponsored in loving memory of Anna Glassgold and Leon I. Glassgold.