2:00 TO 4:30 PM

“The Spanish Flu Epidemic 

in New Mexico and the 

role of Rabbi Bergman”

Presenters: Naomi Sandweiss and Richard Melzer

Join our speakers to learn how the 1918 Spanish flu impacted New Mexico in general and specifically how the Jewish community responded to the outbreak.  

“This is Not the Borscht Belt!”

Part 1 of a 2 part series

Part 2 -  date TBA

Presenter: Justin Ferate

A century ago, just 90 miles from New York City, celebrated Jewish resorts were created in the
mountain communities of New York’s Sullivan and Ulster Counties Jewish New Yorkers hungry for mountain air and the American way of leisure came
to the mountains by the thousands.
By the 1950s, more than a million people inhabited
this magical Jewish summer world.


2:00 TO 4:30 PM

Session I

“The Making of A Long Journey: The Hidden Jews of the 


Presenters: Paula Schwartz, Producer
Isaac Artenstein, Director

A “behind the scenes” look at the new PBS documentary and the 500 year journey from Spain to New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas by those whose secret for generations was their hidden Jewish roots. Documentary premieres
November 19, 2020. Sneak preview.

Session II

“New Mexico Jewish 

Physicians in the Indian Health 


1960 – 1980: what we’ve learned so far.”

Presenters: Noel Pugach and Harvey Buchalter 

Funded by the N.M. Humanities Council (CARES ACT)

“Preserving the Papers of 

Rabbi Leonard Helman”

Presenter: Linda Goff 

Funded by the N.M. Historical Records Advisory Board

2 - 3:30 PM

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Session I

2 - 3 PM

Session II

3 - 4:30 PM