Hispanic Heritage Month: Exploring The Connection Between Latin Americans And Judaism

Hispanic Heritage Month: Exploring The Connection Between Latin Americans And Judaism

Steve Overmyer, CBSN New York, 09/24/2020

Latin America is home to the 3rd largest Jewish community in the world.

The Lost Tribes of Spanish Jews

The Lost Tribes of Spanish Jews

Cara Tabachnick, Tablet Magazine, 11/07/2019

Torn between leaving or staying in chaos, Venezuelan Jews turn toward Spain

Finding the Flavors of Morocco in Venezuela

Finding the Flavors of Morocco in Venezuela

Jasmina Kelemen, Tablet, 04/09/2018

Once a month in Caracas, Estrella Benmaman turns her home into a restaurant, putting a new spin on her Fez-born grandmother’s recipes

Let my people in: The case of the Venezuela Nine

Let my people in: The case of the Venezuela Nine

Rabbi Juan Mejia and, Jewish Journal, 01/18/2017

In a small city in Venezuela, there are nine Jews. Five adults, two teens, two children. They pray the same prayers you do. They celebrate the same holidays you do. They worry about the safety of their children and of the Jewish people, like you do.

Group of Venezuelan Jewish Converts Denied Immigration to Israel

Group of Venezuelan Jewish Converts Denied Immigration to Israel

MaNishtana and, Tablet: The Scroll, 01/04/2017

According to the Law of Return, Jewish converts who wish to make aliyah are required to undergo a conversion in a "recognized Jewish community," and then spend at least nine months actively engaged in Jewish life in said recognized community before they can move to Israel. However, for a group of nine Venezuelan Jews from Maracay who coverted to Judaism in 2014 under the auspices of a Conservative rabbinical court-and who joined a synagogue an hour's drive from their hometown and have been practicing and studying their religion for three years-they apparently are not "involved enough" in Jewish life to make aliyah.

With Venezuela in a tailspin, growing number of Jews opting for Plan B

With Venezuela in a tailspin, growing number of Jews opting for Plan B

JTA, The Jerusalem Post, 06/03/2014

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With Venezuela in a Tailspin, Jewish Community Continues To Shrink
Chavez era remembered as perilous time for Venezuelan Jewry

Chavez era remembered as perilous time for Venezuelan Jewry

Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org, 03/11/2013

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Documents show Venezuela spying on Jewish community

Documents show Venezuela spying on Jewish community

Gil Shefler, JTA, 02/04/2013

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