New Programs for Jews in Latin America

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The Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano (the Marshall T. Meyer Latin American Rabbinical Seminary), which has been training Con-servative Jewish leaders in Buenos Aires since 1962, recently rolled out new educational programs. In São Paulo, Brazil, the Seminario is bringing in a summer’s worth of guest speakers and teachers, creat-ing TALI schools (after the model of the Masorti-af?liated schools in Israel), and beginning to train rabbinical and cantorial students. And in partnership with the University of Connecticut and the American Institute for Foreign Studies, they are introducing the ?rst study-abroad Jewish Studies program in Latin America. Students will study at the Seminario and the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires, and also participate in ?eld trips and experiential education, including an extended trip to the Pampas.