Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Literary Festival--The Invention of the Jewish Gaucho
Embassy of Argentina

Judith Freidenberg, The Invention of the Jewish Gaucho: Villa Clara and the Construction of Argentine Identity
The Helen and Milton Covensky Fund

Jewish GauchoFriday, October 22
Noon | Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Tickets: Free, RSVP requested

By the mid-twentieth century, Eastern European Jews had become one of Argentina’s largest minorities. Some represented a wave of immigration begun two generations before. Many of them settled in the province of Entre Ríos and founded an agricultural colony. The book examines the lives of these settlers, who represented a merger between native cowboy identities and homeland memories.

Join us at the Embassy of Argentina as we help celebrate Argentina’s bicentennial.

Judith FriedenbergJudith Noemi Freidenberg is an Argentine-born Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Anthropology at the University of Maryland. Her previous books include Growing Old in El Barrio, Memorias de Villa Clara, and The Anthropology of Low Income Urban Enclaves: The Case of East Harlem.

The Helen and Milton Covensky Fund helps the 16th Street J present a number of unique cultural programs throughout the year.

Co-hosted by the Embassy of Argentina.

This program is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina and the Foundation for Jewish Studies.

Please note, this program takes place at the Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009.


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Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009

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