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Adult Education - Life Stories: Carlos Zarur

Thursday, March 24, 2022 21 Adar II 5782

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Carlos will talk about his upbringing in Latin America as a Sephardic Jew, his wandering travels over the world in search of ancient Jewish communities (India, Ethiopia, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, The Caribbean Islands, Mexico, and Brazil) and his passion for ethnic and historical Judaism.

Born in a Syrian-Turkish Sephardic family, Carlos has lived in several countries throughout his life (USA, Morocco, India, Mexico, Israel, Canada, and Brazil). Carlos has Rabbinical Studies and holds Masters' Degrees in the areas of Jewish Studies,Western and Eastern Sephardic Culture, Customs and History, Middle Eastern Jewries, Culture, Customs and History, Peripheral Jewish Communities and Marranism Studies (Crypto Judaism). He also has field research in Crypto-Judaism, Syrian Jews, and the Jews of India and holds his Ph.D. in Anthropology.

As a professor, he has taught at the University of Colorado in the Anthropology Department and The Jewish Studies Program. As a presenter, Carlos has participated in numerous local and international presentations and conferences involving various Jewish themes: Crypto-Jews, Syrian-Lebanese Jewries, Sephardic Jews, and the Spanish & Portuguese Jewish Communities in Amsterdam, London, Hamburg, USA and the Caribbean and Jewish Diversity among many other Jewish topics. As a Jewish Educator, Carlos has been teaching in the Boulder-Denver area and internationally for over 15 years. Some of the courses that Carlos has taught are ”Evolution of Judaism”, “The Genesis of the Sephardic Jews”, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) Language, “Jewish Diversity, Racism and Discrimination in and within the Jewish Community in the USA”, “Jewish Communities Around The World-Documentary Series” and many more.



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