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News and updates about Brazilian Jews

Brazilian Jewish school takes in hospital patients escaping a fire

After fire in nearby hospital, Jewish school opens its doors to over 150 evacuated patients.

Brazilian Jewish school takes in hospital patients escaping fire

This Lithuanian Jew was a pioneer of Brazilian modernist art

Brazilian modernist art is celebrating a centennial. One of its pioneers was Lasar Segall, a Jew from Lithuania.

This Lithuanian Jew was a pioneer of Brazilian modernist art

Brazilian cops arrest neo-Nazis planning to attack Jews on New Year's Eve

Police in Brazil have foiled an attempt by neo-Nazis to launch multiple attacks on New Year’s Eve targeting Jewish and black Brazilians.

Brazilian cops arrest neo-Nazis planning to attack Jews

New São Paulo museum looks to educate non-Jews on ‘what it means’ to be a Brazilian Jew

New São Paulo museum looks to educate non-Jews on ‘what it means’ to be a Brazilian Jew.

Brazilian synagogue gets new life as Jewish museum

Brazilian police raid church whose pastor prayed for another Holocaust

Brazilian pastor who prayed for another Holocaust 'should have been detained,' rabbi says.

Brazil: Church whose pastor prayed for another Holocaust raided

Brazilian Jewish billionaire Joseph Safra dead at 82

Billionaire banker Joseph Safra, who fled Lebanon in '62 and was one of the richest people in the world, passed away today at the age of 82.

Brazilian Jewish billionaire Joseph Safra dead at 82

Brazil: Luiz Fux, Jewish judge, becomes head of Supreme Court

Brazil’s first Jewish Supreme Court justice is now the high court’s first Jewish president.

Brazil: Jewish judge becomes head of Supreme Court

Jewish cosmetics magnate donates alcohol gel to fight coronavirus

Jewish Brazilian cosmetics magnate donates 1.7 tons of gel alcohol to fight coronavirus.

Jewish cosmetics magnate donates alcohol gel for coronavirus

Brazilian Jewish schools close to prevent coronavirus infections

School closures 'aimed at preventing an epidemic,' statement by one of them says.

Brazilian Jewish schools close to prevent coronavirus infections

Brazilian-born Holocaust survivor has bar mitzvah at age 91

Andor Stern, a survovir of Auschwitz, celebrates his bar mitzvah at Sao Paulo's oldest synagogue.

Brazilian-born Holocaust survivor has bar mitzvah at age 91

Jewish community raises over $4m for tuition for Jewish schools

Brazilian scholarship campaign for Jewish students collects $4.1 million in 3 days.

Jewish community raises over $4m for tuition for Jewish schools

Brazilian Jewish journalist who fought anti-Semitism dies at 85

Brazilian veteran Jewish journalist Salomao Schvartzman dies at 85.

Brazilian Jewish journalist who fought anti-Semitism dies at 85

In first, Jewish lawmaker elected president of Brazilian Senate

Jewish lawmaker and ally of new pro-Israel president Jair Bolsonaro elected as president of Brazil's senate.

In first, Jewish lawmaker elected president of Brazilian Senate

Jewish Brazilian real estate icon and philanthropist, dies at 58

Rogerio Jonas Zylbersztajn, prominent Brazilian Jewish businessman and philanthropist dead in apparent suicide.

Jewish Brazilian real estate icon and philanthropist, dies at 58

Brazil prepares for critical elections as Jews move to Israel

Brazil votes in what's been decided as most critical general election in country's history.

Brazil prepares for critical elections as Jews move to Israelplayer

Campaign for Jewish students raises three times target amount

Brazilian scholarship campaign for Jewish students collects $3.6 million in 2 days.

Campaign for Jewish students raises three times target amount

Brazilian dentists demand employment permits

Knesset holds meeting to find a way to okay Brazilian university degrees - even though they're not identical to Israeli degrees.

Brazilian dentists demand employment permits

7 things to know about the Jews of Brazil

As the attention of the world turns to Rio for the Olympics, Jews take a big part in organizing the enormous event.

7 things to know about the Jews of Brazil

Brazilian U rector apologizes for anti-Semitism

Rector of Brazilian federal university apologizes to Jewish community over public notice seeking to hire "racial-ethnic relations" educator.

Brazilian U rector apologizes for anti-Semitic public notice

Friend to Jews named Brazil's president

Elevation of Michel Temer as Brazil's president expected to result in a less strained relationship between Brazil and Israel.

Friend to Jewish community named Brazil's president

Brazilian Christians give Israeli tourism a 'like'

The number of Brazilians who have "liked" Israel's Ministry of Tourism Facebook profiles in Portuguese has exceeded 2 million.

Brazilian Christians give Israeli tourism a 'like'