Event Title

Jewish Pluralism in Mexico: A Diverse Conception of Mexican Jewish Identity

Presenter Information

Lyndsey Pecker, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 343

Start Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 4:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Judaism has reached the farthest corners of the world and continues to thrive in regions where Judaism is virtually nonexistent because of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. The presence of two Chabad houses in Playa del Carmen, Mexico has revitalized Jewish life in this seaside town. This presentation will explore the mission behind the movement and discuss the ways in which these Chabad houses have successfully created a vibrant Jewish community in Playa del Carmen.

Faculty Sponsor

Carleen Mandolfo

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Religious Studies Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

121

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Jewish Pluralism in Mexico: A Diverse Conception of Mexican Jewish Identity

Diamond 343

Judaism has reached the farthest corners of the world and continues to thrive in regions where Judaism is virtually nonexistent because of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. The presence of two Chabad houses in Playa del Carmen, Mexico has revitalized Jewish life in this seaside town. This presentation will explore the mission behind the movement and discuss the ways in which these Chabad houses have successfully created a vibrant Jewish community in Playa del Carmen.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/271