Institute for Marrano-Anusim Studies
To further the project Gloria and Leslie Mound gave up their home in U.K.,and delayed their emmigration to Israel,settling in Ibiza for three years. prior to making their home in Israel in 1988.Since arriving in Gan Yavneh, the work has continued , with the suppport of a three year Grant from The Schalit Foundation, for which the Institute For Marrano Studies , will be eternally grateful. Such valuable assistance enabled research in Spain USA., Canada, U.K., Caribbean,S.America and Africa, enabling meetings with people from hidden Jewish origins, and data about past/ present Communities.
Whilst each area has its own history, the constant theme has been tenacity of the Jewish Faith. A unique library was amassed during these travels,and the Mounds', who work WITHOUT SALARY, are constantly consulted about their discoveries, supplying literary contributions to a number of prestigious publications , including the Encylopaedia Judaica, plus attendance at International Conferences.
Gloria Mound, was accorded the Honour of Honorary Research Fellow, by University of Glasgow,in 1988,which has been each year since. She has become a popular lecturer, making history come alive to all levels of audiences. A number of Papers have been published, and more are on the way. Studies include happenings in these areas during the HOLOCAUST, and how refugees fleeing the Nazis, were helped by local secret Jews.Close attention to this facet of HOLOCAUST studies in forthcoming publications.
Books,candlesticks, and other appurtances have been requested,and sent to many places from limited resources. Plans are to hold Seminars, arrange tours to places of jewish interest, many hitherto unknown, help with Genealogical studies, and to promote all forms of of research,alongside EDUCATION,to a myriad of schools in Israel and abroad, regarded as a priority.
In addition aims are to continue , documenting and publishing information ,as a DATA BASE, totalling a merited historical source for future generations. To achieve this the Board feel that membership and support must be extended , AND IS CRUCIAL TO ITS FUTURE EXISTENCE.
Photos of the festive opening can be seen by clicking the following link Library photos.
The official invitation for the library opening can be seen by clicking the following link: Library invitation.
In September 2003 we had a Proposal to Build a Library and Research Center at Casa Shalom, Yavneh. This has now been completed, and is fully operational. The library houses a unique collection of books, articles and documents related to the history and current status of Marranos around the world.
| Last updated: 29 Jan, 2007|
| Home Page | Introduction | Future and Past | People | Becoming a member | Location and Activities | The Casa Shalom Journal | Annual reports | Presentations, publications and lectures | Online Readings | Holdings | Casa-Shalom Conference | Links | Search | Translate | Old news | Itinerary
© 1999-2007 DLM