Congregação Israelita Paulista

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Congregação Israelita Paulista
Religion
Affiliation Reform Judaism and Conservative Judaism
Status Active
Location
Location Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
Website
www.cip.org.br

The Congregação Israelita Paulista (English: São Paulo Hebrew Congregation) in São Paulo, is the largest synagogue in Latin America, serving more than 2000 families.[1] Established in 1936 by a group of refugees from Nazi Germany, it is a Reform synagogue, but also has ties with the Conservative movement.

The rabbinate of the congregation that follows the liberal movements of Judaism (although not only affiliated to the Reform Movement, but also affiliated to the Conservative Movement), – is currently composed by rabbis Michel Schlesinger, Ruben Sternschein, Rogério Cukierman, and Tamara Schagas..mw-parser-output .ambox{border:1px solid #a2a9b1;border-left:10px solid #36c;background-color:#fbfbfb;box-sizing:border-box}.mw-parser-output .ambox+link+.ambox,.mw-parser-output .ambox+link+style+.ambox,.mw-parser-output .ambox+link+link+.ambox,.mw-parser-output .ambox+.mw-empty-elt+link+.ambox,.mw-parser-output .ambox+.mw-empty-elt+link+style+.ambox,.mw-parser-output .ambox+.mw-empty-elt+link+link+.ambox{margin-top:-1px}html body.mediawiki .mw-parser-output .ambox.mbox-small-left{margin:4px 1em 4px 0;overflow:hidden;width:238px;border-collapse:collapse;font-size:88%;line-height:1.25em}.mw-parser-output .ambox-speedy{border-left:10px solid #b32424;background-color:#fee7e6}.mw-parser-output .ambox-delete{border-left:10px solid #b32424}.mw-parser-output .ambox-content{border-left:10px solid #f28500}.mw-parser-output .ambox-style{border-left:10px solid #fc3}.mw-parser-output .ambox-move{border-left:10px solid #9932cc}.mw-parser-output .ambox-protection{border-left:10px solid #a2a9b1}.mw-parser-output .ambox .mbox-text{border:none;padding:0.25em 0.5em;width:100%}.mw-parser-output .ambox .mbox-image{border:none;padding:2px 0 2px 0.5em;text-align:center}.mw-parser-output .ambox .mbox-imageright{border:none;padding:2px 0.5em 2px 0;text-align:center}.mw-parser-output .ambox .mbox-empty-cell{border:none;padding:0;width:1px}.mw-parser-output .ambox .mbox-image-div{width:52px}html.client-js body.skin-minerva .mw-parser-output .mbox-text-span{margin-left:23px!important}@media(min-width:720px){.mw-parser-output .ambox{margin:0 10%}}

There are also the chazanim (cantors) Avi Bursztein, Alexandre Edelstein, and Alexandre Schinazi.

Because CIP is known for being the largest Jewish congregation in Latin America, in membership, they promote a diverse number of activities: religious services, Jewish study groups, informal Jewish school, choir, activities for senior citizens, fields of study, Zionist youth groups (Chazit Hanoar), Boy Scouts and Girl Guides (in Avanhandava), distinguishing itself positively in São Paulo‘s Jewish community which is estimated at ninety eight thousand Jews.

Activism[edit]

The congregation has also historically engaged in several types of political activism. In her history of the congregation, Maria Luiza Tucci Carneiro of the University of Sao Paolo said that the congregation “is seen as a space of resistance and memory because it initially welcomed German Jews, persecuted by Nazism, and later Italian Jews, persecuted by fascism. Then a resistance nucleus emerged that left a very important legacy in Brazilian culture”.[2] Following the death of Jewish journalist Vladimir Herzog during the Military dictatorship in Brazil in the 1970s, the congregation’s chief rabbi Henry Sobel stood with interfaith leaders to denounce Herzog’s murder by security forces.[3]

Leadership[edit]

  • Rabbi Michel Schlesinger
  • Rabbi Ruben Sternschein
  • Rabbi Rogério Cukierman
  • Rabbi Tamara Schagas

References[edit]

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  2. ^ “Livro conta a história da Congregação Israelita Paulista”. Jornal da USP (in Brazilian Portuguese). 23 November 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  3. ^ Sandy, Matt (26 November 2019). “Rabbi Henry Sobel, 75, Dies; Defied Brazil’s Military Rulers”. The New York Times. Retrieved 17 September 2021.

External links[edit]

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