Latin America

December 5, 2021
  |  7 p.m. EST

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Five elderly people in Latin America light a menorah on a white tablecloth.

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Our Host

Join our celebration and welcome Chanukah with some very special guests.

Dr. Analucía Lopezrevoredo

Dr. Analucía Lopezrevoredo

Founder and Executive Director of Jewtina y Co.

Dr. Analucía Lopezrevoredo is a Peruvian-Chilean-Quechua-American sociologist and social entrepreneur, committed to the pursuit of equity, justice and community repair. She is the founder and executive director of Jewtina y Co., a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing Latin-Jewish community, identity, leadership and resiliency. Passionate about community development through an asset-based lens, Analucía specializes in designing containers that cultivate leadership, resiliency and wellness.

She is the recipient of the National Young Woman of Distinction award, is a former Fulbright and Rotary International Scholar, sits on JDC Entwine’s Council, is a member of the Schusterman Foundation’s “ROI Community” and the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York’s “The Collective,” and is a Wexner Field Fellow. A passionate global citizen, she’s traveled to over 125 countries and has lived in five continents.

From Havana to Buenos Aires and beyond, Jewish life in Latin America is vibrant and diverse.

For more than 500 years, there has been a Jewish presence in Latin America, with the first synagogue (in Recife, Brazil) dating back to 1636. And though the Inquisition deeply impacted the region — leading to persecution and pushing many Jews to hide their identity — Jewish life also developed. Despite economic hardship and the recent global pandemic, Jews across Latin America are creating a Jewish future as dynamic as the region itself.

We’re proud to partner with Jewish communities across the region. JDC has sustained Jewish lives and built Jewish life in Latin America for over 70 years. During World War II, we helped Jews flee Nazi persecution and emigrate to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and beyond. And when Argentina’s economy collapsed in 2001, we provided humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands of vulnerable Jews who were plunged below the poverty line overnight. This assistance continues today, helping families facing financial hardship — often for the first time — as a result of the pandemic. We’re also committed to empowering local communities and catalyzing the next generation of Jewish leaders.

This Chanukah, we celebrate the miracle of Latin America’s Jewish communities, which found safety in the face of danger, persisted in the face of hardship, and continue to cultivate proud Jewish life.

A Taste of Latin America

Analucía’s Yucca Latkes
Analucía Lopezrevoredo
Analucía Lopezrevoredo

JDC Entwine alumna and Founder and Executive Director of Jewtina y Co.

Analucía’s Yucca Latkes

8 Nights. 8 Locations.

Celebrate with Jewish communities in New York City, Morocco, Ukraine, Estonia, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Poland, and Latin America.

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Miss a night? Watch below for videos from each stop on our Chanukah journey.

New York City

November 28, 2021  |  7 p.m. EST

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November 29, 2021  |  7 p.m. EST

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November 30, 2021  |  7 p.m. EST

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December 1, 2021  |  7 p.m. EST

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United Arab Emirates

December 2, 2021  |  7 p.m. EST

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December 3, 2021  |  3 p.m. EST

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December 4, 2021  |  7 p.m. EST

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Latin America

December 5, 2021  |  7 p.m. EST

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