Mission participants explore Argentina’s Jewish history, community

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Jewish Nashville met Jewish Argentina this fall through a weeklong exploration of the country that’s home to the world’s sixth-largest Jewish population. When the Argentine economy fell out in the 2000’s, Jewish communities around the world answered their call for aid, including those of us in Nashville through our Annual Campaign’s support of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and The Jewish Agency for Israel. The Nashville group spent time in Mendoza, home to winemaking, in Buenos Aires and also saw the majestic Iguazu Falls. •

All photographs by Gloria Sternberg

Participants in the Jewish Federation of Nashville’s 2017 CommUNITY mission to Argentina pause in Mendoza, home to vineyards and wineries.

Rabbi Abraham Skorka, right, taught West End Synagogue Rabbi Joshua Kullock in seminary.

Support of Federation helps these students at the ORT school in Buenos Aires.

The Nashville contingent shares a meal on their final day together in Argentina.

Leslie J. Klein, right, gets to know students at the ORT school in Buenos Aires.

These women, a centenarian and a close-to-centenarian, live at Nuevo Hogar LeDor VaDor, a retirement home in Buenos Aires, supported by Jews around the world.

Israeli artist Yaacov Agam created this monument in Buenos Aires as a memorial to the victims of the AMIA bombing in 1994.