About us

The Latin American Jewish Congress (LAJC) is the international organization that assembles and represents the Jewish communities of Latin America. Its members are organizations from 18 countries of the region, and the LAJC is part of the World Jewish Congress family, that includes over 100 communities from all over the world.

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Mission

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Strenghten Jewish life in Latin America

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Support the State of Israel

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Build peace and community living

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Combat hate speech and discrimination

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Promote respect for human rights

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Preserve the memory of the Holocaust

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Build a safer world

Member Organizations

Our leaders

Terpins

Jack Terpins

PRESIDENT

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Knoblovits (3)

Jorge Knoblovits

SECRETARY GENERAL

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Sonnenchein

Diego Sonnenschein

TREASURER

uruguay
Lottenberg

Claudio Lottenberg

SPECIAL ADVISOR

brasil

Yael Bendel

SECRETARY

argentina
Peckel

Marcos Peckel

COMMISSIONER TO COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM

colombia
Levine

Saúl Levine

COMMISSIONER FOR RELATIONS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE DIASPORA

venezuela
Perelman

Benjamín Perelman

SMALL COMMUNITIES COMMISSIONER 

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Safra

Chella Safra

WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS TREASURER

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Gilvich

Saúl Gilvich

VICEPRESIDENT OF THE WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS

uruguay
Winkowski

Sara Winkowski

VICEPRESIDENT OF THE WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS

uruguay
Buznik

Gabriel Buznick

NEW GENERATIONS REPRESENTATIVE

argentina
Linetzky

Amos Linetzky

VICEPRESIDENT

argentina
Gorodischer

Gerardo Gorodischer

VICEPRESIDENT

chile
Udler

Ricardo Udler

VICEPRESIDENT

bolivia
Epelman

Claudio Epelman

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

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Presman

Claudio Presman

PRESIDENT OF THE POLITICAL COUNCIL

argentina
Mutal

Javier Mutal

PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS FOUNDATION

argentina
Kieczkier

Ezequiel Kieczkier

COMMISSIONER FOR STRATEGIG AFFAIRS 

argentina
Isaak

Ariel Isaak

COMMISSIONER FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY

argentina
Polakoff

Marcelo Polakoff

COMMISSIONER FOR INTERFAITH DIALOGUE

argentina
Kraselnik

Gustavo Kraselnik

COMMISSIONER FOR INTERFAITH DIALOGUE IN CENTRAL AMERICA

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Levy

Sofia Débora Levy

COMMISSIONER FOR HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE

brasil
Chehebar

Vicky Kassin Chehebar

COMMISSIONER FOR GENDER EQUALITY

colombia
Azerrad

Sebastián Azerrad

LEGAL COUNSEL

argentina
Jaroslavsky

Oscar Jaroslavsky

ADVISOR

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ADVISOR

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Garbarsky

Jaime Garbarsky

ADVISOR

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Buszkaniek

Israel Buszkaniek

ADVISOR

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