Chile’s Andy Aguilera Guzman talks about finding religion at 17 and speaking up for Judaism By Maayan Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy Chile’s small but vibrant Jewish community is feeling increasingly unsafe,” said Andy Aguilera Guzman, 26. Chile has the largest Palestinian community outside the Middle East, and these Palestinians are advancing an anti-Israel agenda bordering on anti-Semitism. The most recent in a long series of … [Read more...] about Fired Up by his Faith
Latin American Jewry
On Sunday, November 26, hundreds of Jews, ranging in age from one to 90, came together to celebrate Jewish learning and culture at Limud Caracas, the first such gathering in Venezuela. “It was thrilling to see grandparents, grandchildren, young adults, students, Sepharadim, Ashkenazim, secular, religious, people from every part of the community streaming in,” said Limud Caracas Steering Group Member Anabella G. de Jaroslavsky. “A big thank you … [Read more...] about Hundreds of Venezuelan Jews participate in first-ever Limud Caracas
By Laurent Ross SOSUA, Dominican Republic - The 21st edition of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival returned to its roots on the north coast of the DR with a concert here at the Casa Marina Hotel Amphitheatre on November 2. Last year’s festival was dedicated to and centered on women as jazz artists. The theme this year was the internationalization of jazz, with each night of the festival dedicated to a particular nation. The concert in Sosua … [Read more...] about Jazz in the Dominican Republic – and the Jewish Connection
[To celebrate Limmud’s 35th year, eJewishPhilanthropy is offering a look into Jewish communities around the world through the eyes of Limmud volunteers. Limmud, the global grassroots Jewish learning movement founded in the United Kingdom in 1980, is today in 80 communities and 40 countries on six continents. Limmud - or, more accurately in Spanish, Limud - is igniting Spanish-speaking communities across Latin America. Limud Chile launched in … [Read more...] about Viva Limmud Latin America!
By Dovid Margolin This is the third in a five-part series on Chabad’s impact on Jewish life in Argentina, one of the largest Jewish communities in the world. Buenos Aires, Argentina - A broad, barrel-chested man, Gabi Levinsky rose to address 150 fellow parents gathered in the cafeteria of the Wolfsohn-Tabacinic School. It was Friday night, and children ran freely around the room as Shabbat dinner stretched late into the muggy Argentine … [Read more...] about Day School Gets High Marks for Turning the Jewish Educational Tide in Buenos Aires