RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Sephardic Jews from more than 20 countries will gather at a biennial summit in Mexico City.
Coordinated by the Latin American Sephardic Federation, the Cumbre Erensya summit will bring together delegates from the Americas, Europe and Australia on June 5-7. Former meetings took place in Spain, Turkey and Bulgaria.
“Erensya 2017 will look at the Jewish presence in Mexico during colonial times and the emergence of its institutional life until the present day. It also will allow the exchange of relevant experiences in the Sephardic world,” reported the Enlance Judio news website.
Erensya, or heritage in…
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League will train the staff of Mexico’s 50 consulates in the United States on how to assist nationals who are victims of attacks and harassment.
“Through our regional offices we are the first to be called in case of a hate crime,” ADL National Director Jonathan Greenblatt said at a Friday news conference in Mexico City, the Elance Judio news website reported. “When a synagogue is defaced, when a Jewish person is assaulted, but also when black person is attacked or a Latino or a Hispanic person, often we get a call.
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — The mayor of Mexico City laid the foundation stone of a Jewish community center slated to cost nearly $5.3 million.
Miguel Angel Mancera hailed the Jewish community’s decision to invest in the city as seen by its decision to build the Kehila Ashkenazi in the Cuauhtemoc borough. The official considers the initiative a sign of trust in the country’s growth, La Razon newspaper reported Tuesday.
“The Jewish community is showing a substantial, permanent impulse, honoring ancestral values of their people, but living with this dialectic of Mexico, showing affection to the city and to…