ARGENTINA

Lending a Helping Hand In Argentina

 

Argentina boasts Latin America’s largest Jewish population with a community of around 241,000 — also the fifth largest in the world today. Argentina’s Jewish history goes back to the 16th century and the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions when Jews fled to Argentina to escape persecution. COVID-19 has caused many previously self-sufficient Jews in Argentina to fall into poverty. The Utah Jewish Federation has a long-standing commitment to care for Jews in need, wherever they are in the world. Join us in helping the small Jewish communities of Cordoba and Mendoza.

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Even before COVID-19, Argentina’s Jews were struggling to make ends meet as the country’s unstable economy entered its third year of recession. Inflation and price-hikes on basic items placed enormous strain on middle and lower-income households, as well as on seniors living on fixed incomes. The Jewish Federation of Utah is committed to helping the small Jewish communities of Cordoba and Mendoza, providing opportunities for interactions between the Utah Jewish community and residents of the Jewish communities of Argentina. Together we can provide Jewish families with food, personal items, medicine, rent, and coverage of utility bills.

“As my parents planted for me before I was born, so do I plant for those who will come after me.”

 

—TALMUD

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