27 October 2010

New York: Dona Gracia Nasi, Nov. 2

The American Sephardi Federation is co-sponsoring the 500th birthday celebration of the famed Dona Gracia Nasi (c1510-2010) on  Tuesday, November 2.

The program begins at 7pm at the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avent (76th St.); a reception follows.

Andree Aelion Brooks, award-winning author of "The Woman Who Defied Kings," continues the incredible journey of Dona Gracia, a 16th century woman banker whose escape network saved thousands of fellow conversos from the terrors of the Inquisition.

The Dona Gracia Project seeks to bring public recognition and honor to the memory of this famed woman leader of the Jewish world. For more information, contact Harriet Porto.

The event is also co-sponsored by the JCC and Congregation Shearith Israel. Tickets are $15/$10.


  1. We were so intrigued by this post that I just ordered the book via Barnes & Noble on line. Can't wait to read the story!

  2. Anonymous11:44 PM

    I'll never forget the house of Dona Gracia Nasi. We had such fun there, didn't we Sonya!:)