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Brazilian Hunger-Relief Organization Inaugurates Center
South America
‘Inspired by values of Judaism,’ 21-year-old “Ten Yad” works hard to fight hunger
Brazilians' Tour of Europe Deepens Commitment
South America
Brazilians’ mix of study and touring prompts fidelity to future
Memorial Center to Jewish Immigration Launches in Brazil
South America
Historic artifacts will be housed in new collection
A Sign From Above: Beachgoers Reminded of Sabbath Observances
South America
Years ago, a young Jewish woman from Argentina decided she needed to take a break from it all. She escaped to the resort town of Punta del Este in Uruguay, and was relaxing on the beach one Friday afternoon when she saw a sign, or rather a banner, from above.
Rich With Jewish History, Amazon Basin Faces Spiritual Challenge
South America
Many a soul has gotten lost in the Amazon Basin. If Rabbi Arieh and Dvorah Lea Raichman have their way, it won’t happen to their fellow Jews.
Argentine Jews Toast Buenos Aires Center
South America
Jewish residents of Buenos Aires partied the night away in the Argentine capital in a mass show of support for Chabad-Lubavitch of Puerto Madero.
Wounded Soldiers Tour Brazil’s Many Sites
South America
Seven wounded Israeli soldiers toured Brazil on a special visit coordinated by the local New Horizon Center, Noach Adventures, and the Chabad Terror Victims Project.
Roving Rabbis Crisscross Uruguay in Search of Jews
South America
Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students Yisroel Aryeh Leib Schmuckler and Meir Shemtov spent their summer crisscrossing rural portions of Uruguay on a mission of strengthening Judaism in far-off places.
Brazilian Students Experience Jewish History and Traditions
South America
A group of 120 Jewish students from Brazil wrapped up their international Jewish history tour, poring over a slideshow of their journey amidst clapping and cheers at the Chabad-Lubavitch center in Midtown Manhattan.
Brazil Celebrates Century of Eastern European Jewish Immigration
South America
Hundreds of people turned out for celebrations commemorating 100 years of Eastern European Jewish immigration to South America’s largest country.
Army of Workers Prepare One of World’s Largest Passover Seders
South America
Home to the ruins of an ancient Incan capital, Cusco, Peru, annually draws thousands of Israeli backpackers searching for adventures after their mandatory army service.
Jewish Community in Buenos Aires Business Center Celebrates Services
South America
International VIPs, business leaders and local residents toasted the downtown Chabad-Lubavitch center in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires at its annual gala dinner.
Brazilian Jews Look to Chanukah as Chance to Connect and Shine
South America
Continuing a decade-long tradition in the Brazilian state of Paraná – and a project run by Chabad-Lubavitch centers the world over – the Chabad House of Curitiba is distributing Chanukah candles to all Jewish families in the regional capital.
Brazilian Jewish Organization’s Army of Volunteers Fights Hunger
South America
In Brazil’s largest city, an 18-year effort helps hundreds of men, women and children fight hunger with dignity and respect.
Chilean Jewish Community Works to Assist Recovery
South America
As the country of Chile recovers from one of the worst earthquakes on record, residents in areas spared by the devastation are pulling together to aid in relief efforts.
Devastating Chile Earthquake Spares Pacific Jewish Communities
South America
Jewish communities bordering the Pacific Ocean emerged largely unscathed after one of the largest earthquakes on record sent buildings and bridges crashing down to their foundations throughout the South American country of Chile.
Uruguayan President Receives Jewish Delegation
South America
Three months before returning to private life, outgoing Uruguayan President Dr. Tabare Vazquez received a delegation of Jewish leaders in advance of the holiday of Chanukah.
Argentine Province Builds Medical Center for Needy Jewish Families
South America
The Jewish community in the northwestern province of Tucumán, Argentina, unveiled a new medical center and ritual bath to serve the more than 500 needy Jewish families in the area.
Historic Blessing Featured on Uruguayan National Television
South America
Complete with a small plane pulling a banner thanking G-d for creating the world, a historic Blessing of the Sun ceremony in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo drew the attention of national media. Rabbi Eliezer Shemtov, director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Uruguay, explained the significance of the once-in-28-years service, which occurred the day before Passover, to national television audiences moments after leading the sunrise ceremony. The festivities included the presentation of a certificate to Moises Cohenca, who participated in the ceremony with four generations of his family.
Brazilian Jewish Center Reconnects Locals to Their Heritage
South America
The dining area at the Chabad House in Salvador was designed to seat between 50 and 100 people, but 600 Israelis will descend on the center later this month.
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