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Jewish communities in Central America Unite to Form the
Latin America Jewish Alliance

April 21, 2023 -- Historic meeting this week with the formation of the Latin American Jewish Alliance in the returning and emerging communities in Central America.

The emerging community of Beit Shemaya ve Abtalion in Armenia, El Salvador hosted this historic event including the leaders of two other communities in El Salvador, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Siguatepeque, Honduras.

This initiative was the brainchild of Genie Milgrom, Director of Anusim as well as Bonita Nathan Sussman, President of Kulanu.

The mission of this initial core group is to slowly build up an Alliance that will encompass communities from Mexico to Brazil.
With the assistance of Milgrom, the Alliance will create its own Board of Directors and exchange resources for growth, learning, and especially the sourcing of kosher food and meat. This will aid them to be seen and heard with one voice throughout the world.
"These emerging communities, once united via this Alliance will have the strength and confidence to stand strong and take their place in the Jewish world," explained Milgrom.
"We are certain that this initiative in Latin America will bring visibility to the communities allowing them to participate in more knowledge of education and Jewish ritual," shared Sussman.
In December 2023, President Sussman also assisted in the forming of the Sub-Saharan Africa Jewish Alliance (SAJA) with the same purpose. Our expectation as we spread these alliances throughout the isolated, emerging, and returning communities, is that they will no longer be fringe nor isolated.

About Kulanu
Founded in 1994, Kulanu, Hebrew for all of us, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting isolated, emerging, and returning Jewish communities around the globe. Click here to learn more about Kulanu.