Las sinagogas de Ciudad México/ The Synagogues of Mexico City

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Las sinagogas de Ciudad México/ The Synagogues of Mexico City

En la Ciudad de México, hay una plétora de sinagogas que sirven a la comunidad de 35 mil judíos. La gran mayoría son ortodoxos: Askenazí, de origen europeo, Misrají,—en general de origen de Siria y Sefardí, de origen de los descendientes de los que tuvieron que dejar España después de 1492. Además, hay dos sinagogas de Masorti Olami (Conservadora) que tienen, en general, rabinos y cantores entrenados en el Seminario Judío-latinoamericano “Marshall Meyer Z”L”. Y hay centros de Jabad, ultra-ortodoxo.

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In Mexico City, there is a plethora of synagogues that serve the community of 35,000 Jews. The vast majority are Orthodox: Ashkenazi of European origin, Misrajíes — in general from Syria and Sephardic, of origin from the descendants of those who had to leave Spain after 1492. In addition, there are two synagogues of Masorti Olami (Conservative) that they have, in general, rabbis and singers trained in the Jewish-Latin American Seminary “Marshall Meyer Z” L “. And there are centers of Chabad, ultra-orthodox.

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Algunas de las sinagogas destacadas de la Ciudad de México

Some of the Outstanding Synagogues of Mexico City     

 

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Sinagoga Histórica “Justo Sierra”   — Ortodoxa                                            

Sinagoga Histórica “Justo Sierra” post

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Comunidad Bet-El  — Conservadora
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Sinagoga Bet-El — Interior
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Sinagoga Moguén David — Ortodoxa
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Sinagoga Moguén David — detalle
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Sinagoga Sefaradí  — Ortodoxa
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Rodfe Zedek –     Ortodoxa
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Sinagoga Monte Sinai — Ortodoxa
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Sinagoga Monte Sinai –Interior
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Sinagoga de Colonia Roma
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Comunidad Bet Itzak – Ortodoxa

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Informe sobre dos de las sinagogas en Ciudad México

Information about two of the synagogues of Mexico City

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Bet Izhak

Ortodoxa

La construcción de esta sinagoga culminó en 1967. El ingeniero Boris Albin fue el responsable de la obra, la cual responde a un estilo contemporáneo. Por fuera, podría pasar inadvertido, casi como un edificio de oficinas. Pero vale la pena ingresar para percatarse de que es una hermosa sinagoga, con espacios amplios y mucha iluminación. Es importante aclarar, que pese al aspecto moderno de su exterior, sus adentros son muy similares a las sinagogas del siglo XII, pues sus muros están cubiertos de libros hebreos. Cabe mencionar, que hay un proyecto que quiere construir un centro comunitario Bet Itzjak.

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Bet Izhak

Ortodoxa

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The construction of this synagogue culminated in 1967. The engineer Boris Albin was responsible for the work, which responds to a contemporary style. On the outside, it could go unnoticed, almost like an office building. But it is worth entering to realize that it is a beautiful synagogue, with ample spaces and lots of lighting. It is important to clarify, that despite the modern appearance of its exterior, its insides are very similar to the synagogues of the twelfth century, since its walls are covered with Hebrew books. It is worth mentioning that there is a project that wants to build a Bet Itzjak community center.

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Bet-El

Sinagoga conservadora — Masorti Olami –

Comunidad Bet El de México, AC es una institución religiosa judía del Movimiento

Conservador, fundada en la Ciudad de México en 1961.
Construido en el corazón de la ciudad, en la Colonia Polanco, la Comunidad Beth El fue
formada por una sinagoga para servicios religiosos diariamente, Kabbalat Shabat y
feriados religiosos, además de salones de baile y varios eventos, aulas, auditorio, tienda
judía, área administrativa y Un cementerio cerca de la ciudad.
Además, Community Beth El lleva a cabo diversas actividades en beneficio de sus socios,
como clases de Talmud Torá, educación continua para adultos, cultural, musical, artística
y recreativa, así como un amplio programa de acción social, Hineni.

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Bet-El

Conservative Synagogue — Masorti Olami — Conservative

Community Beth-El of Mexico, AC is a Jewish religious institution of the

Conservative Movement, founded in Mexico City in 1961.Built in the heart of the

City, in the Colonia Polanco, Community Beth-El was formed by a synagogue for

religious services daily, Kabbalat Shabbat and religious holidays, in addition to

ballrooms and several events, classrooms auditorium, Jewish shop, administrative

area and a cemetery near the city.Also, Community Beth El undertakes various

activities for the benefit of its partners, such as Talmud Torah classes, continuing

adult education, cultural, musical, artistic and recreational, as well as an extensive

program of social action, Hineni.

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2 thoughts on “Las sinagogas de Ciudad México/ The Synagogues of Mexico City

  1. Stephen,
    Nice post & photos. In spite of attending LAJSA in Mexico City (way back when) I had no idea how large were the Jewish communities or how many synagogues exist. Any reform synagogues?
    Abrazos,
    Judith Morganroth Schneider

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    1. Hi Judith,
      Thanks for your note. There are in fact, about forty synagogues in Mexico City. Many of them are Chabad or small Orthodox shuls. To my knowledge, there are no Reform synagogues in Mexico, though I’ve heard of some Havurah type arrangements outside of Mexico City.
      Abrazos, Steve

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