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Testimonials: some words from our friends ...


It was great and so meaningful to be with you! Your passion is certainly palpable and I am grateful that you are not only preserving memories but building a future.
Rabbi Sigma Coran - Rockdale Temple, Cincinnati, OH

Thank you for our time together. It is clear that you are a fierce advocate for what you believe in and the work you are doing to help promote the acknowledgement of the history of Jewish life in Barcelona is significant. I wish you continued good health and energy to pursue these efforts!
Amy B., Beachwood, OH

Thank you for the lovely tour. Our students group had a special experience joining your community for shabbat.
We loved Barcelona and the service.
FZY Central Shlicha, The Jewish Agency for Israel

Me encantó el paseo y todas tus explicaciones en relación a una cultura que me era muy lejana y un tanto misteriosa. Gracias por compartir tus conocimientos, tu cultura y por mostrarnos un nuevo punto de vista de nuestra propia ciudad. ¡Fue una experiencia preciosa y muy enriquecedora! Queta X., Barcelona

Thank you for the lovely tour. We both admire your persistence and thorough/intelligent efforts to keep the history of the Jews of Barcelona correct, meaningful and reliable. Sharon & Larry F., Raanana, Israel

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Barcelona's Jewish history must be told over and over to keep it alive. It is fascinating to see that in this year 1997, in the same city, a new and young synagogue is inaugurated and the ruins of what was the first one from the XI century are discovered. Dominique, keep up with this mitzvah!
Rabbi Goldmark - Temple Beth Ohr, Los Angeles

Ta présentation était excellente, un survol complet et ouvert sur la présence des juifs dans l'histoire de Barcelone.
Tu as trouvé la juste mesure entre l'historique et l'actuelle.
Une vraie professionnelle! Isabel Meinecke, Paris

We spent a wonderful half-day and your expert guidance brought the history of Barcelona's Jewish community to life. You gave us great insight into our people's past in that enchanting city, as well as an understanding of current Jewish life and a glimpse into the future. With your assistance, we saw things that we would not have viewed on our own. You are a real gem! Rabbi Stephen J. Einstein - Congregation B'ni Tzedek, Fountain Valley

On behalf of WUPJ's European Region, I would like to express my warmest thanks for all the assistance you provided before and during our 2002 Conference making this a truly memorable event ...
Leo Hepner - World Union for Progressive Judaism, London

The walk was wonderful, giving everyone a sense of Jewish life and how much was truly destroyed after the expulsion. We were so happy to be able to attend service at ATID and to share in the workshop at the Parliament of the World Religions.I can't begin to thank you for all your help in making our trip to Barcelona such a success.
Donna M. Rosenthal, Executive Vice Chairman
CLAL - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, New York

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Je souhaite à nouveau te remercier pour ta gentillesse et ton dévouement. On a tous particulièrement apprécié tes talents et ton enthousiasme pour nous faire découvrir cette belle ville de Barcelone.
Bernard Dreymann - Centre Tabenkin, Paris

I heard from my clients at their return: "Her insights, enthusiasm, sincerity, and knowledge of Judaism are unique." They raved about how wonderful you were and, as you said, how terrific Barcelona is. Thank you for a great job! Joel Zack - Heritage Tours, New York

Quiero agradecerte una vez más por tu aporte profesional y afectivo al Jewish Jewels of Spain. Hemos experimentado Barcelona y una región de la España judía de una manera única y memorable. Tu esfuerzo rodujo que las actividades planeadas con mucha anticipación fueran un éxito total. Santiago Nemirovsky, Vancouver

Thanks to you I can offer my clients and members of our Jewish Community in the West Coast, a real experience: to know the Jewish roots in Spain from the hand of a Jewish person. Thanks also to Atid for their warm welcoming as part of the Community. Vivianne Schael - Tudela Tours, Los Angeles

We have been on several tours and we have had many guides, but you are very special!
Thank you so very much for your good cheer and inspiration during our all -too-brief visit to wonderful Barcelona!
Myrna and Ed Wolfish, Toronto

We learned a lot about the Jewish history of Barcelona and Spain with you. We also had the opportunity to know the local community from within, and the great efforts it dedicates to recreate itself.
Quite a transcendental mission!
Eva and Andrew Adler, Toronto

We greatly enjoyed meeting you and appreciated your presentation, but more importantly your personal history and your passion to bring Jewish history back to Barcelona was most moving and inspirational.
Stephanie & Stanton Felzer, Elkins Park

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El I Congrés per a l'estudi dels jueus en territori de llengua catalana es va dur a terme amb molt d'èxit. Li trametem aquestes breus línies per agrair-li a vostè i a la instituició que representa la col·laboració que ens han donat. Per altre banda esperem comptar amb el seu suport per a pròximes edicions del congrés.
Tessa Calders - Universitat de Barcelona

Els nois i noies els hi va agradar més aquesta visita al Call i les teves explicacions que la visita al Barri Gòtic i la Ribera que vàrem fer a continuació. La raó va ser que de l'altre sabien algunes coses, però que d'aquest tema n'havien sentit a parlar fins aquest any amb mi i després amb tu. La Dominique, una dona jueva i arquitecte, coneixedora de varies llengües, va fer tota l’explicació en un català molt correcte. La introducció sobre els seus orígens jueus, la seva vida i com havia decidit quedar-se a viure a Barcelona va ser molt apassionant i em va fer reflexionar. Em va sorprendre que fos jueva, no m’ho hagués imaginat mai que fos jueva, no n’havia vist cap. Els jueus són persones normals. Núria Guasch - Escola Arco Iris, Barcelona

Va ser molt interessant fer aquesta visita el dia Europeu de la Cultura Jueva i poder conèixer en veu d'un expert alguna cosa més de la història d'aquests carrers i la seves gents de la meva ciutat. Carrers on l'empremta del passat es sobreposa i dilueix, esborrant intencionadament una part dels seus habitants. Agrair-te la teva sensibilitat, el teu temps i el teu interès en posar al lloc que pertoca la historia d'una comunitat que si no eren gaires, si que van ser molt importants a la seva època i també per nosaltres al cap de vall, els seus hereus. Aurora Font, Barcelona

Només unes ratlles per donar-te les gràcies per les teves explicacions i aconseguir fer-nos interessant una epoca i una cultura de la que queden pocs vestigis i que es prou desconeguda dels propis habitants de Barcelona.
Xavier Molinas, Catalunya

Ce que vous faites est merveilleux. Faire revivre aujourd'hui plus de cinq siècles après l'expulsion, une vie juive dans la péninsule ibérique est une formidable mitzwah ... André Nahum, Paris

Bar Mitzvah old Jewish quarter ancient synagogue Barcelona Bat Mitzvah

Thank you for the wonderful time and your assistance with organizing and attending Reid's Bar Mitzvah. You were a welcome friend and greeted us with such warmth and charm that you felt like a family member.
Thank you again for wonderful memories!
Cindy Graymare, Pittsburgh

5 out of 5 stars My pre-university son and I reserved time with Dominique, who was the ultimate hostess and guide. All other participants were wonderful people. The discussions on relevant historical and present-day subjects were very interesting. I highly recommend this experience as an overview on foot to the hints which remain of Barcelona's ancient Jewish history. Avraham and Binyamin L., Jerusalem Israel

It was such a pleasure meeting you and sharing the wonderful informative day. You are a delight and the Jewish community is blessed to have you as one of its leaders. We feel as though we made two new friends: you and Atid. Susan and Felix Kolb, Los Angeles

Thank you so much for the outstanding tour, we found it to be a highlight of our trip to Spain. Your knowledge was only surpassed by your obvious passion for keeping the memory of Jewish Spain alive. You are a true professional.
Yasher koach!
Steve Raucher, Maryland

We want to express our appreciation for your splendid explanation of Jewish Barcelona. We can honestly say that you made the difference, having been to all the places five years ago without your guidance.
Harriet & Ralph Halpern, Rochester

We all learned so much, specially our grandchild -whom you gave a prominent place in our discussions- and made it one of his favorite activities of the trip. You renewed our sense of pride in our heritage, and provided much food for thought about the importance of preserving our culture. Phyllis & Ed Gabovitch, Indanapolis

Purim celebration kabalat shabbat Barcelona Congregation Atid in Barcelona

Andrew and I just arrived home and wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed meeting you and learning from you as well. You should know that you are doing something wonderful for the future of the Jewish community in Barcelona. Dan Romanow, Brookline

I had such a wonderful Rosh Hashanah with Atid, who is so welcoming of visitors. Of particular interest is the orientation tour of the Jewish Quarter in Barcelona, offered by Dominique, a lovely woman who lives here. Her tours are a great source of inspiration and should be in everybody's Spanish itinerary. Linda Freedman, USA

Has hecho un trabajo estupendo al darnos el sabor de la vida judía anterior al siglo XV. Esperamos vivir para ver la plena aceptación de los judíos y el judaísmo, y la recuperación de la grandeza de aquella comunidad en el medioevo.Marylin and Norman, Brasil

Our walk with you was an absolute delight, we very much appreciated the things that you showed us. It was without question the highlight of our almost three weeks in Spain. May we all live to see the acceptance of Jews and Judaism, and the grandure of the former Jewish community restored. Michael and Daniela, Jerusalem

We have no words to thank for your enthusiasm and dedication in sharing this experience with us. All in the group think you are a wonderful teacher and a beautiful human being. Everyone on our tour remembers very fondly the wonderful time that we had with you in Barcelona. Meeting you has been one of the highlights of our trip.
Shula and Paul Laderman, Jerusalem

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