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Peru Limmud Debut Draws Hundreds

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

More than 600 participants attended the first Limmud educational experience in Peru.

Limud Peru on Sunday in Lima featured40 sessions for the 450 adults and 160 children and teens on hand. The children took part in workshops on Judaism and the environment, soccer and dancing.

The Jewish Association of Peru, Leon Pinelo College, Hebraica and Hanoar Hatzioni partnered to produce Limud Peru under the sponsorship of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and Limmud International. More than 15 Jewish-owned companies and businesses underwrote the daylong event.

Limmud Jewish learning events have now been held in more than 65 communities and 29 countries worldwide.

Among the sessions offered in the Peruvian capital were “Superman, Federman, Spiderman: the Jewish influence on Comics” and Argentine-Israeli Gabriel ben Tasgal’s “Connecting with Israel through its Humor.”

Peru’s Jewish community of 2,500, which is centered in Lima, features three synagogues and a Jewish day school with nearly 400 students.

Latin American Trading Moving Up on Israeli Agenda

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is working to improve economic ties with politically friendly Latin American countries in order to compensate for the crippled economy of Israel’s main trading continent, Europe.

The new effort to increase Latin American trading, particularly with Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico, will compliment Netanyahu’s simultaneous effort to increase economic ties with China and other East Asian countries. These four Latin American countries formed the free-trade Pacific Alliance last year and account for about 36 percent of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP). They all trade significantly with North America.

Currently in Latin America, Brazil is Israel’s main trading partner, taking in Israeli exports at about $1.1 billion per year and importing to Israel at about $400 million per year. In June, Israeli President Shimon Peres signed a free-trade agreement with Colombia.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/latin-american-trading-moving-up-on-israeli-agenda/2013/08/20/

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