Talk:List of Latin American Jews

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How can Jamie Lynn-Sigler be considered Cuban when in her bio it says her mother was Puerto Rican?? There is a difference between the two countries! which of the two is she???? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Curiosasiempre (talkcontribs) 19:43, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Should Mexico be in here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.185.181.191 (talk) 06:09, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Venezuelan Jews[edit]

Politicians[edit]

  • Lolita Aniyar de Castro, ex member of parliament for Democratic Action and former governor of the state of Zulia
  • Sofía Imber, journalist and former director of the Museum of Modern Art
  • Ricardo Hausmann, former Minister of CORDIPLAN (ministry of planning) and well-known economist
  • Senta Essenfeld de Breuer, former Minister for the Family
  • Esther de Margulis, former president of FOGADE
  • Ruth Lerner de Almea, former Minister of Education and ex-ambassador to the UNESCO

(Primero Justicia) of the Baruta Municipality, in Caracas.

Writers[edit]

Celebrities[edit]

  • Gabriela Benhamú, model
  • Rosalinda Serfaty Rosenstock, actress
  • Menachem Belilty, comedian
  • Jonathan Jakubowicz, movie director (Secuestro express, the best-selling Venezuelan movie of all times; Distance)

Sport Stars[edit]

  • Maurice Ruah, tennis player

Elia K.Schneider the most awarded woman film director of Venezuela

Singers & Musicians[edit]

Physicians[edit]

  • Lía Imber de Coronil, the first woman in Venezuela that became a doctor
  • Elías Benarroch, researcher who discovered the anopheles mosquito as a transmitter of malaria
  • Martín Mayer, founder of Instituto de Medicina Tropical

Business Entrepreneurs[edit]

  • Ivan Lansberg Henriquez, noted businessman (Insurance), University Professor and humanist (deceased Sept 20, 2006).

Other[edit]

  • Klara Ostfeld, author of several cook books
  • Juana Sujo (born Juana Sujokovich), playwright, drama teacher and actress
  • Samuel Belilty, journalist


What happened to the List of Venezuelan Jews? I've been busy for a few days and haven't logged in, but I recently did my best to try and cleanup, categorize, move, and tag the article/list, yet now it seems that it has been deleted. Who deleted this list before it even had a chance to be improved, expanded, sourced? --WassermannNYC 01:54, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

It wasn't deleted - someone tried to do so by turning it into a redirect, but I have reverted.--20.138.246.89 12:05, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Articles containing absolutely no references of notability are subject to removal. Names that were confirmed as notable were moved to this page as there is no point of having a separate list with 10 names. One week will be given for Wassermann and yourself to confirm these people are notables and Jewish. If confirmations are not available when that time comes, the list will be redirected to here and this talk page again. Usedup 03:46, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Why aren't you targeting the dozens of other Lists of Jews or List of Latin American Jews, over 90% of which contain ZERO sources? --WassermannNYC 05:29, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
I have been. This one is just the hands down worst. In about two days, I'm moving all red-linked unsourced and/or non-notables to the talk page, in which case they can be returned when proof of notability and Judaism exist. Look at List of Chilean Jews and List of Mexican Jews. After this, its List of Brazilian Jews. List of Argentine Jews looks ok as of now. Usedup 12:09, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Oscar Niemeyer[edit]

Is there any evidence that he is Jewish? --PMLF

Good question. While I remember reading something to that effect, the lack of any reliable online evidence seems fairly damning for such a prominent figure, so I've removed him. -Juko
I am Brazilian and I've never ever heard him talking about any Jewish origins. PMLF 02:57, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Thankyou for removing Oscar Niemeyer from the list -- my first ever contribution to the Wikipedia. In fact he IS Jewish! After the fall of President Kuybichek of Brazil, who was his patron, he fled to Israel and there designed the main building of Haifa University in my native city. I would appreciate it if someone else verified what I wrote so that Niemeyer could be rightfully added again to the list. RCSB, 12 March 2005

[1] "Brasilia, our capital, is an example of modernity and was planed by Jewish architect Oscar Niemeyer." --Brownlee 12:08, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Nicolás Massu[edit]

i removed nicolas massu from the list, i think that if he's only added because his mother is jewish toncs of other "celbrities" should be added as well.

As noted on List of Jews (and discussed at length elsewhere), the word 'Jew' refers to both a religion and an ethnicity. It is the second sense that makes it meaningful to describe someone as 'half-Jewish', just as Salma Hayek is half-Lebanese and Jennifer Aniston is half-Greek. As long as these cases are clearly marked out, current policy is to include them in lists such as these. In Massu's case, his exposure to his mother's (and grandfather's) Jewishness definitely had some effect on him, even if not in a religious way. (A separate point is that according to halacha, having a Jewish mother makes one a Jew). Juko 21:07, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Dates of Jewish community in Latin America[edit]

This article states that Jewish immigration to Latin America dates from the 19th century. That is incorrect: Jewish immigration to Latin America began with the Spanish Inquisition. In the 16th century there were significant Jewish communities in several countries. The first synagogue in Latin America dates from 1636 (in Recife, then a Dutch colony), so it is wrong to date the beginning of Jewish immigration to the 19th century. Andrei827 21:43, 14 September 2005 (UTC)

Please read History of the Jews in Latin America. Jews did move to SA around the inquisition but the numbers were so small that it can hardly be considered immigration, which did not become organized or its number significant until the 19th century.
--Sebastian Kessel Talk 22:18, 14 September 2005 (UTC)
You should reconsider your position on this. The introductory sentence, as it stands, is misleading because it denies the history of Latin American Jews before the 19th century. Here is a good article [2] on the subject that demonstrates the Jewish community of Recife was both significant and organized. Just because the pre-19th century Jews were Sephardic and not Ashkenazi does not mean they ought to be written out of the history. --Andrei827 22:45, 14 September 2005 (UTC)
What do Sephardic and Ashkenazi have to do with all this? This article is merely a list of Jewish people, saying it denies history is an exaggeration, to say the least. Having said that, please refer to the new introduction, I hope you find it more to your liking.
--Sebastian Kessel Talk 22:56, 14 September 2005 (UTC)

Trotsky[edit]

I don't believe we should include non-Latin American personalities here. A lot of foreign born jews lived in LatAm, but we shouldn't include them. Only those born (or naturalized) in any of the countries.

Sebastian Kessel Talk 00:33, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

Sorry, But Jose Galat no is a Colombian Jew, Is a Colombian of Arabian Ancestries! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.29.143.118 (talk) 16:16, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

uncited material[edit]

now that this list has been properly kept, we can properly maintain it. Generally, lists of people like this have an inclusion statement that 'to be listed, there must be WP article or citations showing that the person meets certain criteria', in this case, Latin American, Jewish, and notable. People who do not meet this criteria may just be deleted or may be moved to the talk page where the names can wait until such time as they do have an article or the citations.

It seems the talk page has such a list (not well identiifed), so it looks like we need to move a bunch of items from the list to the talk page. What do other editers think?

Thanks Hmains (talk) 19:02, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

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