Travels in American Jewish History: A Study Kallah to Historic Albuquerque, NM - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Travels in American Jewish History: A Study Kallah to Historic Albuquerque, NM

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Monday, October 1, 2001

Co-Sponsored by the UAHC and The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives

April 24-28, 2002

This unique programs offers participants the opportunity to travel to historic Albuquerque in order to examine its particular Jewish heritage while studying with the foremost scholars of American Jewish History and the history of the Southwestern United States:

  • Dr. Kenneth Libo
          Co-author of 

    World of Our Fathers 


    How We Lived There Too: A History of Immigrant Jews in America

  • Dr. Gary P. Zola
      Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives & Assistant Professor of the American Jewish Experience at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Dr. Stanley Hordes
      An expert in the Crypto-Jewish Community in the Southwest. Assumed the position of State Historian for the State of New Mexico in Santa Fe in 1981 and has served on the New Mexico Commission of Public Records since 1996. Dr. Hordes obtained his Ph.D. from Tulane University in 1980. His doctoral dissertation "The Crypto-Jewish Community of New Spain, 1620-1649: A Collective Biography," was based on research conducted in the archives of Mexico and Spain, and was supported by a Fulbright dissertation fellowship.

The Program:

  • Visit historic Temple Albert
  • Explore first-hand some of the New Mexico's first Jewish settlers in the cities of Santa Fe and Las Vegas, New Mexico.
  • Take a "Jewish" walking tour of Santa Fe
  • Visit the historic sites of Albuquerque including the Acomo Pueble, Route 66, Historic Old Town and Sandia Peak.


Accommodations for the Study Mission will be at the Crown Plaza Pyramid Hotel, centrally located in the heart of Albuquerque just minutes from the airport, Convention Center, Olde Town and Sandia Peak. The hotel features a fully staffed business center, gift shop, exercise room and indoor/outdoor pool.

Tour Prices:

All tour costs are per person and based on an average group size of forty or more. Tour prices include hotel, continental breakfast, and lunch each day, three dinners, and sightseeing. The cost of transportation to Albuquerque is the responsibility of each individual. The cost is $850 per person based on double occupancy. An additional fee of $200 is added for those who wish to have single occupancy.

For more information please contact: Lisa Frankel, Director of Programs, The Marcus Center, at (513) 221-1875 #218 or



Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.