The PUENTES Leadership & Resiliency Fellowship provides participants with the opportunity to engage in cohort learning for five months with other Latin-Jewish change-makers. The goal of this program is to empower participants to examine their individual leadership philosophy, sharpen their analysis of intersectionality and internalized oppression, learn from Jewish and Latino/x educators and narratives, develop tools for resiliency, grow in community and more confidently emerge as community leaders.
Committed to providing opportunities to learn and connect with one another, we design and facilitate in-person and virtual programs that celebrate Latin-Jewish history and culture, center identity wellness, and engage communities in critical thinking about intersectionality and multiculturalism. Join us at a community dinner, cooking class, movie screening or retreat near you.
Inspired by the many ways in which to learn and cultivate a rich, multicultural identity, we design culturally-relevant and culturally-sustaining educational resources and programs that encourage community members to deepen their connection to Jewish texts, holidays, values and rituals, while also infusing Latin American texts, history and culture. All of our resources are multilingual to invite intergenerational participation and dialogue.
The VOCES Project is our community storytelling initiative that aims to co-create a Latin-Jewish archive with narratives from people who identify as Latin and Jewish. All community members are invited to share their experience of navigating a multicultural identity by writing a personal story that reflects the narrative they want to share.
The AYNI Healing Circle is a quarterly, virtual gathering that brings together community members to grieve, heal, remember loss, and incorporate Latin and Jewish lifecycle practices into their lives. Named after the Quechua term, Ayni (meaning “today for you, tomorrow for me"), this gathering honors the ancient idea of mutual reciprocity and the gift of holding space for one another.