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Judah Touro Series event to feature author of “My 15 Grandmothers”

Touro Synagogue Foundation announces the second event of its 2024 Judah Touro Program Series, to be presented via Zoom on Thursday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m. ET. Author and genealogist Genie Milgrom will share the story of her journey back in time as she crossed the globe in search of her Crypto-Jewish ancestors. There is no fee, but registration is required to receive the Zoom login information.

Genie was born in Havana, Cuba, into a Roman Catholic family of Spanish ancestry. In an unparalleled work of genealogy, she fully documented her unbroken maternal lineage of 22 generations going back as far as 1405, prior to the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal.

Genie is the author of several award-winning books, “My 15 Grandmothers,” “How I Found My 15 Grandmothers,” “A Step By Step Guide,” and her latest book, “Pyre to Fire.” She is the president of Tarbut Sefarad-Fermoselle in Spain and past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami and the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies. She has spoken at the Knesset in Israel and throughout the world about Jews returning from the Inquisition.

For more information, the link to reserve, plus recordings of past programs, please visit the “Programs & Events” page at by clicking the event website link on this page. To access the registration form directly, use this link:

For more information, please contact Meryle Cawley at or (401) 847-4794 ext. 207.

ABOUT the Judah Touro Series and Touro Synagogue Foundation
The Touro Synagogue Foundation hosts the Judah Touro Series of lectures and events to connect the synagogue’s history to significant themes in the American story, both past and present. The Foundation aims to create a relevant voice for that history by bringing it to a broader and more diverse audience.


May 9
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Event (Zoom)
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