Antisemitism in Latin America: In Discussion with Professor Ilan Stavans

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 12:30pm – 1:30pm EDT

Antisemitism has been rising globally, and while we may read about events in Britain, France, or other European countries, reports from Latin America are less frequent.

Professor Ilan Stavans spent several years traveling in Jewish communities throughout Latin America, resulting in his recent book, "The Seventh Heaven: Travels Through Jewish Latin America," the 2020 Natan Notable Book winner. In conversation with JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny, Ilan will reflect on his experiences and discuss how the history and culture of the region distinguishes antisemitism there from the prejudices and attitudes that surface here. When faced with antisemitism and anti-Zionism, how have Latin American Jewish communities acted and reacted? How have these forces shaped communal life, political activities, philanthropy, and religious affiliation across Latin America? These and other important questions will illuminate the similarities and differences facing global Jewry.

Review of The Seventh Heaven at Jewish Book Council

Purchase at Amazon




Ilan Stavans
Lewis-Sebring Pro­fes­sor of Human­i­ties, Latin Amer­i­can and Lati­no Cul­ture
Amherst Col­lege

Andrés Spokoiny
President & CEO
Jewish Funders Network

David Ezer ·

JFN Members: sign in here, then refresh this page to RSVP.

JFN events are open to JFN members and other funders who are eligible for JFN membership.

Non-members: click here to request to RSVP for this event.

Non-members in Israel should email [email protected].

Code of conduct for all JFN events