Latin America


Created by Prof. Shmuel Kornblit, this site provides information about Judaism and Israel in Spanish.

CIDICSEF: Centro de Investigacion y Difusion de la Cultura Sefardi

Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this Spanish language site is devoted to the history and culture of Sephardim in Latin America. The site provides access to their library catalog as a pdf and information about their current and past events.


From Mikve Israel Congregation in the Netherlands Antilles, the oldest synagogue in the Western hemisphere, comes this site with information about the history of the community and a list of projects designed to commemorate its 350 year history.

Guatemalan Jewish Community

This Spanish language site provides information about the history of the Jews in Guatemala, as well as details about contemporary life there.

Jewish Confederation of Brazil 

“Established in 1948, Conib - Confederação Israelita do Brasil, the Jewish Confederation of Brazil is the body in charge of the political representation and coordination of the Brazilian Jewish community, whose population is estimated at 120,000 people.” This site in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew provides information about the history of the Jews in Brazil and extensive links, particularly to sites for each of the states in the country.

Jewish Federation of Argentina

Information which is largely in Spanish about the services of this organization and access to other groups in the area. There is access to their library catalog as well.

Koshermap of Brazil

This site in English, Hebrew, Spanish and Portuguese provides a portal to information for residents and tourists about the Jewish and kosher facilities in Brazil.

Portal to Amazonian Judaica

Portuguese language portal to historical material about Jews in the Amazon in Brazil. The library provides access to articles and biographies in full text.

The Jews of Ecuador

This site “is intended to be a repository of memories that will bring together the community of Jewish Ecuadorians who built new lives and families immediately before and after the Holocaust.“ It houses photographs and videos of the community.

This Portuguese language site provides information about Judaism and Israel.