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View the 2015 LAJSA conference program here.


View the 2015 LAJSA conference poster!


The schedule for the 2015 LAJSA Conference should be available by mid-March. As soon as the preliminary program is ready, it will be posted here and distributed to participants via e-mail. Thanks for your patience.


Important information for participants in 2015 LAJSA conference


LAJSA 2015 hotel information


The deadline for the XXVII International LAJSA Conference has been extended to November 7, 2014.  Panel submissions are encouraged, but individual paper proposals are also welcome. Any questions, please contact

LAJSA 2015 research award competition opens: Dissertation Award | Book Award


The fall 2014 newsletter has arrived!


Competition open for travel awards to LAJSA conference


Just released: CFPs for XVII International Research Conference of LAJSA, June 21-23, 2015, Florida International University (Biscayne Bay Campus) English | Portuguese | Spanish


Adriana M. Brodsky and Darrell B. Lockhart have begun their terms as Co Presidents of LAJSA, and Alan Astro is now our Treasurer.


Program of 2014 LAJSA conference in New York City


The XVII International Research Conference of LAJSA will be held 21-23 June 2015 at Florida International University in Miami (Biscayne Bay Campus), under the leadership of Valeria Cababié-Schindler. The Call for Papers should be ready in August 2014.


The Board of Directors of LAJSA, the Latin American Jewish Studies Association, has issued the following statement on academic boycotts:

LAJSA joins the AAUP and other major academic organizations and universities in opposing all boycotts of academics and academic institutions. We especially oppose selective boycotts on ideological grounds that use political or religious views as tests for participation in academic life. We have a fundamental commitment to the free exchange of ideas and boycotts only stifle such exchange.


Check out the LAJSA fall 2013 newsletter!

One-day LAJSA Regional Conference in Tel Aviv! Margalit Bejarano and Amalia Ran are organizing a one-day conference at TAU on March 20, 2014. Info: CFP here!

It's here! CFP for 3rd LAJSA Regional Conference, NYC, May 1-2, 2014!

The 3rd Regional Conference of LAJSA will be held in New York on Thursday, May 1 2 pm-8 pm and Friday, May 2, 10 am-3 pm. The locations are the Americas Society (680 Park Ave.) and the Graduate Center of CUNY (365 Fifth Ave.). The Call for Proposals is coming soon. LAJSA has a dedicated gmail account for any queries related to the conference:

LAJSA Seeks Proposals to Host 2015 International Conference

XVI International LAJSA Conference--Story and Pix!

Coming in August: Update on plans for the 2014 LAJSA Regional Conference and 2015 XVII International Research Conference. Stay tuned!

2013 LAJSA Research Awards Announced at XVI International Conference.

Many thanks to all those who helped make the XVI International Research Conference of LAJSA, hosted by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, such a success.

View the final 2013 LAJSA conference program here!

The Spring/Winter 2013 LAJSA newsletter is now available.

We have established a dedicated e-mail account for everything related to the XVI LAJSA Conference:

Latin American Jewish Studies 32.1 (Summer-Fall 2012) is now on line! The new issue includes articles and reviews as well as professional news and a bibliographic section. Please click Newsletter, to the left.

LAJSA welcomes five new members to its Board of Directors: Saúl Sosnowski, Amalia Ran, Ronnie Perelis, Stephen Sadow, and Elisa Cohen
de Chervonagura. Margalit Bejarano will serve as Secretary of LAJSA.

LAJSA is now on tumblr! Visit us at:

Latin American Jewish Studies 31.2 (Winter 2011-Spring 2012) has been published. Please click Newsletter, to the left.

The program of the 2nd Regional Conference of LAJSA, 25-26 March 2012 in New York City, is now posted. 

LAJSA is now on twitter!  @L_A_J_S_A

Photos of the XV International Research Conference of LAJSA, held at Arizona State University in June 2011, are now available on LAJSA's Facebook page.

  • 2nd Regional Conference of LAJSA, "Jews and the City: Latin American Jewish Culture in Its Urban Setting," to be held 25-26 March 2012 in New York City. 100-word max abstract and bio by 15 Dec. 2011 to Nora Glickman or Ronnie Perelis Participants must be LAJSA members.
  • Ariana Huberman (Haverford College) has been appointed a co-editor of LAJS, along with Nora Glickman. Ariana now becomes an ex-officio member of the LAJSA Board of Directors.
  • The Spring-Summer 2011 issue of LAJS (formerly the LAJSA Newsletter) has been published on this site. Click on "Newsletter" to the left.

Please visit our recently expanded and updated registry of dissertations and theses on Latin American Jewish topics at
If you know of any thesis or dissertation, whether completed or in progress, that is not listed, please contact the content manager at

Many thanks and mazal tov to all the organizers and participants who made the XV LAJSA Conference, held at Arizona State University, such a success. The XVI LAJSA Conference will be held in June 2013, hosted by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Regional conferences are also being planned. Details forthcoming.

The LAJSA 2011 Book Award has gone to Sandra McGee Deutsch, Crossing Borders, Changing a Nation: A History of Argentine Jewish Women, 1880-1955. Honorable mention to Josette Capriles Goldish, Once Jews: Stories of Caribbean Sephardim, and Shulamit Goldsmit and Natalia Gurvich, eds., Sobre el judaísmo mexicano. Diversas expresiones de activismo comunitario.

Now on This Site: Program of XV Conference of LAJSA, 12-14 June, 2011. Follow link to conference information on the right side of the page.

Latin American Jewish Studies Caucus Approved by AJS

The Association for Jewish Studies has approved LAJSA's request to establish a Latin American Jewish Studies Caucus within the AJS. Stay tuned for more information about LAJSA activities at the next AJS conference, scheduled for 18-20 December, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

You may now join LAJSA or renew your membership using PayPal

New Issue of Latin American Jewish Studies Published on Line

Latin American Jewish Studies (also known as LAJSA Newsletter) 30.2 (Fall 2010 / Winter 2011) has just been published. Please visit our Newsletter page.

LAJSA is now on Facebook. To "like" LAJSA, just go on Facebook and type in "Latin American Jewish Studies Association."

LAJSA now has regional chapters. See our Resources page for the details.

About us:

Founded in 1982, the Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA) encourages scholarly research on Latin American Jewry as an element in the study of Latin American ethnicity, and as a branch of Jewish Studies. LAJSA promotes scholarship concerning the Jewish experience in Latin America through research, publication, and teaching at universities, colleges, and other research centers.

Fundada en 1982, la Asociación de Estudios Judaicos Latinoamericanos (LAJSA) fomenta la investigación académica sobre el judaísmo latinoamericano como elemento de estudio de la etnicidad latinoamericana y como ramo de estudios judaicos. LAJSA promueve el estudio de la experencia judía en América latina a través de la investigación, publicación y enseñanza en las universidades y otros centros de investigación.

Fundada em 1982, a Associação de Estudos Judaicos Latino-Americanos (LAJSA) é uma entidade destinada a fomentar pesquisas sobre a comunidade e a cultura judaica latino-americanas como partes da sociedade latino-americana em geral, e também como um ramo no campo de estudos judaicos. LAJSA promove pesquisas sobre a experiência judaica na América Latina através de investigações, publicações e ensino nas universidades, em outros centros de pesquisa.

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