[LATIN AMERICA] Meet the New Students of the IberoAmerican Institute for Reform Rabbinical Education (IIFRR)

A year ago we officially launched a journey towards a collective dream, composed by several individual dreams. The utopian dream of creating a rabbinical school to educate Reform rabbis and….. within their own Ibero-American communities; the dream of various individuals to become spiritual leaders of their communities and to work for their intellectual growth; the dream of community leaders to acquire more knowledge, even without the interest of becoming rabbis and then one day… IIFRR classes started. There were less than twenty dreamers at the time.

Since then some have left – after all, the journey is hard and requires dedication – others have joined in. By the end of the 2018 we were a cohesive and supportive group of work becoming stronger together. At the beginning of this year, we welcome some more dreamers who join a new class of our journey to Latin America along with Spain and Portugal, where a vibrant, intelligent and self-identifying Reform Judaism flourishes. Please join us in wishing them much luck and success in their endeavor – Behatzlachah!


Martin Pussetto
, member of the Mishkán community of Buenos Aires

Yohanan Grau
, member of the Jewish Reform Community of Madrid

Florencia Davidzon
, Argentinian currently living in Mexico

Alejandro Tempelsman
, Philosophy student at Buenos Aires

Marina Galimberti
, member of the Mishkán community of Buenos Aires

Adriana Finkelstein
, member of SIBRA, Porto Alegre

Gabriela Glazman
, Argentinian lives in Israel, where she coordinates Hashomer Hatzair Youth Movement

Gabriela Dolinsky
, lives in Rio Negro’s province in Argentina

Michael Lacher
, Israeli living in Medellín Colombia
Adrian Mosquera, Spaniard finishing his PhD in Belgium Nikoleta Chalanouli, Spaniard finishing her PhD in Belgium