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‎13 Tishri 5784 | ‎28/09/2023

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Jewish Barcelona, with Dominique Tomasov–Part I: The History

Jewish Barcelona, with Dominique Tomasov–Part I: The History

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What book was found hidden in the wall of a building in Barcelona in 1846? And what does it tell us about the person who hid it there?

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Jewish Community of Barcelona (CIB). To celebrate, we are offering you a two-part series on Jewish Barcelona.

Dominique Tomasov Blinder was born in New York and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she earned a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires.

Her professional experience includes work in Argentina, the United States and Spain.
Since 1991 she has lived in Barcelona, where she was a founding member of ATID, the Masorti Jewish Community. Since 1999 she has been dedicated to the study, preservation, dissemination and advocacy of Jewish Heritage.

In 1999 she created the Urban Cultours project, and was also co-founder of the Heritage Commission of the Jewish Communities of Catalonia and of the Center of Studies Zakhor for the Protection and Transmission of Jewish Heritage. One of her main areas of interest is the identification and preservation of ancient Jewish cemeteries in Spain, and she was instrumental in achieving Landmark Designation for the Middle Ages Jewish cemetery in Barcelona.

Dominique works with prestigious public and private organizations, has written numerous articles and other publications, and frequently participates in educational projects and international conferences.

This week she is speaking with us about the history of the Jews in Barcelona.