by Amy Greenstein

Judios Latinos: Young Latin American Jews in the US

Latin American Jews in New York come from various countries, including Argentina, Mexico, Columbia, Guatemala and Venezuela. According to Hillel International, their numbers are growing. They come primarily to escape political upheaval, to study at American universities and for employment opportunities. This is not such a new story. In fact, my own mother immigrated to the United States from Cuba in 1961, at the start of Castro s regime.

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