So, a while back I was complaining that I didn’t have enough Latino friends who I could talk to in Spanish. For the first time in my life, I have more white friends (Jewish and non-Spanish speakers) than Latino friends and while that’s cool and all, I’d really like to have people who relate to me culturally and ethnically even if it’s just so we can commiserate over our need to curse in Spanish (it sounds better!).
In the meantime, I’m struggling to find Spanish Jewish resources–everything from Spanish speaking rabbis to Spanish websites, CDs and books–so I can help these two women. I’ve managed to cobble together this list thanks to fans but I could use more. I’m even inspired to get a Spanish-Hebrew siddur. For some reason praying in Spanish sounds way cooler than praying in Hebrew or English.
Aish Latino www.aishlatino.com
Hillel in Spanish: Texas A&M Hillel Foundation (Texas A&M has attracted Jews from Latin American countries and Texas A&M Hillel also has a spanish language section on its website. Texas A&M Hillel has also attracted some interest among Mexican-Americans with Jewsih ancestors who want to reconnect to Judaism.)
(Conservative) Rabbi Juan Mejia’s site: http://koltuvsefarad.com/
(Conservative) Rabbi Joshua Kullock gives online Tanakh classes in Spanish
Spanish Jewish synagogues and/or synagogues with lots of Spanish-speaking Jews: