January 8, 2017

The Crypto-Jewish Experience:
Where It Began, Where It Is Now

Join us for this riveting three part lecture featuring distinguished speakers on the topic of the Sephardic Expulsion from Spain in 1492, the subsequent underground practices of these Crypto-Jews, and how we see effects of this event in our world (including Texas) today.

The event is free and open to the public.
Reservations requested: Call 214-361-0018 or
email Susan Myers at

Date:  Sunday, January 8, 2017
Time:  2:00 - 5:00 pm (light reception to follow)
Place: The University of Texas at Dallas,
           Davidson Hall,
           Jindal School of Management

           Free Parking in Lot M

Dr. Peter Tarlow, PhD  

Former Rabbi at Texas A&M University, currently Governor Abbot's appointed Chairman of The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.

Dr. Tarlow is also is a world-renowned speaker and expert specializing in the impact of crime and terrorism on the tourism industry, event and tourism risk management, and economic development.  Tarlow has appeared on National televised programs such as Dateline, NBC and on CNBC. 

 Learn More...

Dr. Xico R. Garcia   

Dr. Garcia is a physician in Dallas. He is a descendant of the Spanish Conquistadors and Crypto Jews who settled Jewish communities in Northern Mexico and South Texas. Dr. Garcia was born in Corpus Christi and moved to Mexico City at the age of 4 with his parents while his father attended medical school and his mother taught English.

He comes from a family of civil rights leaders, educators, genealogists, pharmacists and attorneys.  Dr. Garcia is a board certified family physician and a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. His newest hobby, genealogy, has allowed him to engage in a profound interest in researching his Jewish ancestry. 

Jacob Monty, Esq. 

A well known Texas attorney, Mr. Monty is the President of the Center for Latino-Jewish Relations.

Learn More...
Southwest Jewish Congress wishes to thank The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas for Sponsoring and hosting this event and The Center for Latino-Jewish Relations for their support.