The Last 100 Years of Ashkenazim in Mexico: Shifting Identity Definitions
Speaker: Adina Cimet
Recorded on September 12, 2021; Recording included below.
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You can view recordings of past programs on our website here.
You can purchase a copy of Adina’s book, Ashkenazi Jews in Mexico: Ideologies in the Structuring of a Community here.
You can explore the subjects covered in the presentation further by checking out this book, The Jews in Modern Mexico by Victor Harris here.
The Ashkenazi Jewish community in Mexico is a relatively small but enduring cultural group. Join Adina Cimet for a discussion of the formation of this community, their extraordinary efforts to create a framework of meaning through their ideological Jewish perspectives, and the changing ways they have defined themselves throughout history and into today.
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Adina Cimet was born in Mexico City to Eastern European parents and grew up in a Yiddish speaking home. She earned her degree in Sociology from UNAM University in Mexico City and received her master’s and PHD in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Columbia, respectively.
She is the author of the books Ashkenazi Jews in Mexico; Ideologies in the Structuring of a Community (SUNY Press) and Jewish Lublin, A Cultural Monograph (Marie-Curie Sklodowska University Press). Cimet has also served as the director of the Educational Program of Yiddish Culture for the YIVO Institute in New York and has lectured widely at institutions in the United States, Mexico, and Europe.