Jewish Genealogical Society September Event

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, September 11, 2017.


We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize these event using this email or our flyer, attached above, by emailing out, posting at your location or on your website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with those you think might be interested.


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our September meeting program


“The Hidden Ones: A Veil of Memories”
presented by Marcia Fine, Author and Researcher


DATE:  Monday, September 11 2017

LDS Factoria Building
4200 124th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA  98006

·         Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources!

·         Free Wi-Fi available. Come early to network with other attendees!

  • Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.
  • Free Admission and refreshments




The Jewish Book Council describes Marcia Fine’s latest book, Hidden Ones: A Veil of Memories, as: A grandmother in an Inquisition prison. Officials who search and burn every soul not devoted to the Church. Celendaria, a young girl in 1650, is on the verge of becoming a woman in a place that has turned hostile to those who follow their one true faith. She witnesses her grandmother being arrested by Inquisition officers for Judaizing. As conversos, the family experiences dread as they keep rituals and traditions alive. This tale shines a bright light on the hidden Crespin family in their attempt to survive in 17th century Mexico when most of the Americas are ruled by Spain. Sephardim were cast out of many places since 1492.  Celendaria and her grandmother, Clara, carry the story. It concludes in the 1800s when the Palace of the Inquisition opens its doors to set people free. The persecution and fear creates a veil of memories that promises to affect the perception of future generations. This perilous adventure story from another era is a story of strength, bravery and survival.


Marcia Fine will speak to us about the history of conversos and Sephardim, how trauma is passed down to descendants, and the research that has gone into her books. If you’d like to bring any of her books with you, Ms. Fine will be pleased to autograph your book!


Award-winning author and speaker, Marcia Fine, began to pursue her dream of writing in 2000. Since then, she has written seven novels, including The Blind Eye-A Sephardic Journey and Paper Children-An Immigrant’s Legacy. Her most recent novel, Hidden Ones: A Veil of Memories, published in 2017, examines Sephardic Jews in Mexico during the Inquisition. With an interest in epigenetics, she examines how trauma is passed on in families. Marcia has a BA from Florida State University and a Masters from Arizona State University.



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Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
1st VP & Publicity, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State