B’nai Anusim Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to the research and the recounting of the historical fact of the journey of B’nai Anusim and their impact of the settlement and culture of Mexico and the southwestern United States. The founders of B’nai Anusim Institute are Michael Hendrix and Azucena (Sussy) Mata Gallegos. Michael and Sussy met and married in Saltillo, Mexico. They
first became aware of the story of B'nai Anusim while living in Saltillo. The colonial city of Saltillo is the oldest city in northern Mexico. It was founded in 1577 by the Portuguese conquistador Alberto del Canto. The city was settled by Spanish colonists, many of whom were Anusim Crypto Jews. Michael and Sussy became captivated by the story of the journey of these Anusim Jews from Israel to their exile in Spain and Portugal, and later the vital role they played in the founding and settlement of North America. As a result, a vision was birthed in them to establish an Institute dedicated to the research and the reporting of the forgotten story of the journey of B’nai Anusim.