Jews have been living in our country for centuries. Significant immigration and the creation of the community begun in the mid-19th century. In 1876, the Argentine government authorized the practice of the Jewish Rabbinate, promoting Jewish immigration and welcoming Jews escaping from persecution in Tsarist Russia.
At the time, the Jewish Colonization Association (JCA), created by Baron Mauricio de Hirsch, laid the foundation for the Jewish colonization in Argentina, based on a rural project developed in different provinces of our country. This resulted in the establishment of many villages, including Moisés Ville (Province of Santa Fe), Basavilbaso, Carmel, San Gregorio, Villa Domínguez, Ing. Miguel Sajaroff, Villa Clara (Province of Entre Rios), among many others, and to the creation of several schools, hospitals, temples, libraries, and cooperatives, many of which remain active. These settlers are culturally known as “Jewish Gauchos”.
Today, the City of Buenos Aires hosts the largest number of Jewish people and institutions in the country. Other important communities have also settled and developed in the provinces of the country, including Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Córdoba, Tucumán, and many others.
Buenos Aires hosts the largest Jewish community in Latin America, and it is considered the 6th city in the world, out...