Happy Rosh HaShanah from the Judios of Tijuana (video)

by Victor Payan on September 17, 2012 in Cultura, Video


Tijuana was a welcoming destination for Jewish refugees who fled Europe, Asia and the Mideast looking for a better life. This is one family’s story.

Tijuana Jews by Isaac Artenstein on Vimeo.

{ 9 comments }

gabrielle gamboa September 19, 2012 at 12:05 AM

That was fascinating and ended too soon.

Betsy Lawrence September 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Thanks for posting this.

Ava September 4, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Great! Thanks!

Rachel September 5, 2013 at 1:10 PM

This was VERY interesting, and very touching.
Thank you for posting it.
A Ladino=speaking Sefardi from Turkey

Liliana Benveniste September 18, 2013 at 6:44 AM

Beautiful story! I will share with my readers.
Congratulations!

Luz Madrigal September 18, 2013 at 8:24 AM

So very interesting. When I was 15 I found out my father’s side of the family were Ashkenazi Jews when I travelled to their town in Zacoalco, Jalisco. They had assimilated so well that my father even attended Catholic school. But I noticed that certain customs that they kept were different. Certain foods they ate were not quite Mexican. It wasn’t until my aunt showed me some old photo albums that I finally discovered that in fact my grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Spain but that was not their original home. Apparently, they had originally immigrated from Russia, adopted the name of the town were their family lived as their last name and later immigrated to Jalisco. Since my discovery I have been delving into my Jewish heritage. Watching this video just made me miss my dad’s side of the family. Thanks so much for sharing from a Chicana Jew.

This is fascinating!!! Joan Lucas October 6, 2013 at 3:37 PM

I know nothing about Hispanic Jews. I am Jewish, born in Chicago to a mother from London and a father from Cape Town, SA. My father’s question was “How did we all get together”?
My husband was born in 1925 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. I was born in 1928. My 5 kids were born from 1947 to 1962.
Someone…eMail me. Joan

Martha Levy November 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Me encantó ver a tantos conocidos contar su historia. Ver a Mati, a su hermano José, a su hijo José y Chaye……Ojalá muchos estuvieran tan orgullosos de su pasado y lo contaran para que quede para la posteridad. Felicidades por este esfuerzo tan grande!!!!!

Joseph Enderle April 12, 2014 at 8:25 AM

Thanks for sharing our beautiful culture!

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