Our name, JEWTINA y Co. (jo͞o-tēnə ē koh), denotes our Familia Jewtina's intersecting Jewish and Latin cultural identities, and the five values that root our organization.
We are an anti-racist, anti-oppressive Jewish organization on a mission to celebrate, explore, and raise awareness of the Latin-Jewish community and experience. Through our identity wellness and leadership development programs, Jewish learning resources and VOCES storytelling project, community members are able to examine and celebrate their multiethnic, multiracial and multicultural identity, while also connecting to social issues affecting Latin American and Jewish communities.
We envision a world in which the global Jewish community recognizes its multiethnic, multiracial and multicultural story, and actively works to eliminate racism, colorism, classism, linguicism, sexism and xenophobia within the community.
Our organizational values are expressed through the five COs.
CO-MUNIDAD (Kehilla): Actively co-create a kind, curious and respectful platform for everyone in our multiethnic, multiracial and multicultural global community.
CO-NEXIÓN (Chevruta): Connecting Latin Jews of all backgrounds to one another, while also connecting the larger Jewish and Latin communities to our heritage and history.
CO-NCIENCIA (Tzedek): Critically examine how injustice is experienced within our communities, so that we can collectively interrupt oppression, heal and work towards advancing equity and justice.
CO-LABORACIÓN (Brit): Collaborating with numerous organizations to materialize and maximize change, furthering equity and justice in the Latin and Jewish communities.
CO-NSERVACIÓN (Shomrei Tarbut): Committing to the conservation of Latin-Jewish culture and ensuring that our dynamic heritage is included in the larger Jewish narrative.
Dr. Analucía Lopezrevoredo is a Peruvian-Chilean-Quechua-American Jewtina, born in Peru and raised in Spain and the United States.
An anti-oppression activist, educator and researcher, Analucía founded Jewtina y Co. in 2019 to offer Latin Jews from around the world a platform in which to engage in critical dialogue about Jewish and Latin multiculturalism. Prior to starting Jewtina y Co., her passion for racial equity was evidenced in her work as a principal investigator for the Center to Advance Racial Equity in Portland, Oregon, and as a migrant rights advocate in California's Central Valley, southwestern México and southeastern Perú.
Analucía's educational background lies in critical race and cross-cultural studies, and her doctoral research was centered around Latino immigrant and refugee resiliency. She is the recipient of the National Young Woman of Distinction award, is a former Fulbright and Rotary International Scholar, sits on JDC Entwine's National Council, and is a member of the Schusterman Foundation's ROI Community. A passionate global citizen, she's traveled to over 125 countries and has lived in five continents.
Kimberly (Kimmy) Dueñas is a California native with a global spirit. Born into a multicultural home, she discovered that the best way to explore her dynamic Jewish identity was to immerse and involve herself in the world - beginning with tracing her roots to rural El Salvador, Europe, and Israel.
A seasoned international Jewish educator, Kimmy is passionate about providing a safe space for people to develop deeper connections to their Latin-Jewish identity. Her passion for community healing, led her to join the Jewtina y Co. team as the community coordinator, in charge of innovative identity wellness programming. Prior to working with Jewtina y Co. she was a Jewish educator at Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, CA and at the Jewish Community Center in Mumbai, India
Kimmy is a graduate of the American Jewish University, where she was selected to be the valedictorian of her graduating class. She is a former a JDC Entwine Jewish Service Corps Fellow, a Jeremiah Fellowship alumna and is the creator of Learn.Grow.Rise. a yoga, wellness and conscious activism platform.
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