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The Hidden Jews of Majorca: Film Screening & Talk Back with Director (Hybrid)

Presented in partnership with JCAM, the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts.

Join TBE and the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts for a film screening and talkback with Dani Rotstein, director of the new documentary Xueta Island: A Hidden History, which explores the fascinating legacy of the Xuetas (pronounced Chuetas), a unique group of families on the Balearic island of Majorca, Spain who are believed to be descendants of the island’s Inquisition-era Jewish population. Though they were practicing Catholics, the Xuetas were discriminated against up until the middle of the 20th century. As Jewish life makes a tentative return to the Balearic Islands, a stifled minority is reintroduced to half-remembered culture and traditions handed down under duress across generations. This illuminating film seeks to reconcile the painful past with a vision of a brighter, more inclusive future. Watch the trailer.

Registration: If you’re joining us in person, use the registration bar above to RSVP. This event is also available on Zoom starting at 6:45 pm and pre-registration is required. Please click the purple registration bar above to pre-register.