Date(s) - Tuesday, May 4th
12:00 pm CDT - 1:00 pm CDT
The hub of Jewish life in Argentina is the AMIA – Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina. Located in Buenos Aires, the AMIA or Jewish Community Center was established in 1894 to foster Jewish culture, traditions, activities and to ensure the continuity of Jewish values. It is also the site of the devastating 1994 bombing, Argentina’s deadliest terrorist attack to date. Join Anita Weinstein, Director of Centro de Documentación e Información sobre Judaísmo Argentino ‘Marc Turkow’, as she discusses the physical and historical significance of the AMIA and content from the exhibit, Sites to Remember and Honor, exploring the monuments and works of art dedicated to victims of the Holocaust, the earlier 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aries, and the 1994 attack. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A.
This program will be shown via Zoom, please register to receive the full login information.
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Image: Agam sculpture and plaque listing names of the 1994 bombing victims at the AMIA building.
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About Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina
AMIA, Jewish Community, founded in 1894 is popularly known as the “mother institution”, the center of community organized life. Its mission is the integrated development of all aspects of Jewish life in Argentina. Its activities are displayed in: social programs, education, employment and training, culture, spiritual assistance and Jewish burial, space for seniors, preservation of the memory, ties with Israel, integration of disabled persons, support the communities of the Interior, activities for youth, and relations with other Jewish communities worldwide.
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