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:
Coming in August: Update on plans for the 2014 LAJSA Regional Conference and 2015 XVII International Research Conference. Stay tuned!
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.
We have established a dedicated e-mail account for everything related to the XVI LAJSA Conference: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: http://latinamericanjewishstudiesassoc.tumblr.com/
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 Nglickman@aol.com or Ronnie Perelis email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.