Pioneering Initiative Explores the Latin American Jewish Diaspora

Judy Bolton-Fasman, Jewish Boston, 08/06/2018

The Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies project, a new initiative of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, will explore myriad aspects of Latin American Jewry.

Netanyahu’s historic Latin America visit is part of global pivot

Adam Abrams, Jewish News Syndicate, 08/28/2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic visit to Mexico and Argentina in mid-September is expected to improve trade ties for Israel and open the dialogue with Latin America’s Jewish community.

Venezuelan Jews Barred From Immigrating to Israel Because 'They Don't Belong to a Jewish Community'

Judy Maltz, Haaretz, 01/03/2017

Nine Venezuelan converts, have been told they cannot immigrate to Israel ,despite evidence provided to the contrary, they are not actively engaged in Jewish communal life.

Crossing Borders and Connecting Jews

Stephany Hemelberg, Jewish&, 08/13/2015

I had the opportunity the play the role of "ambassador" of my country at Camp Be'chol Lashon. It was one of the most meaningful experiences I have ever had.

Reb Zalman in the Andes

Rabbi Juan Mejia, Jewish&, 06/22/2015

Jewish Joy At Carnival

Rabbi Juan Mejia, Jewish&, 03/14/2014

Carnival, Mardi Gras, Carnaval.  These words convey exhuberance, dancing, masks, and overflowing joy (and often excess).

On My Mind: Viva Latino Jews

KENNETH BANDLER, The Jerusalem Post, 04/11/2016

AJC Survey of Latino Jews in United States

American Jewish Committee, PR Newswire, 04/07/2016

Latinos Coming Home to Israel

Ashley Perry, The Times of Israel, 03/17/2016

The Year of the Bar Mitzvahs

Debbie Derby, My Jewish Learning, 02/04/2016

The “Derby Bunch”, or “Six Pack” as my parents like to call them, are a motley crew of grandkids – three of each gender – born within a six-year span to my two siblings and myself. And though all Jewish, we are spread across the ethnic and denominational map as well.

Reb Zalman in the Andes

Rabbi Juan Mejia, My Jewish Learning, 06/22/2015

It begins like an old Hasidic story. A reluctant maskil is strong-armed into visiting a chasidic rebbe. In this case, the rebbe was Reb Zalman and the maskil was myself. I was to serve as the translator for a virtual yechidus, an intimate one-on-one meeting, between Reb Zalman and a grateful Latin American student, Dr. Juan Jimenez Bravo.

A Real Cuban Mojito

Jennifer Stempel, My Jewish Learning, 05/11/2015

I happen to love when my two cultures intersect, as they often do, and on May 15th, I get triple the joy, as some of my favorite Jewish organizations come together for an authentic taste of Jewish Cuba.