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The Last 100 Years of Ashkenazim in Mexico: Shifting Identity Definitions

Hosted By: Jewish Museum of Maryland

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

Adina Cimet was born in Mexico City to Eastern European parents. Cimet grew up in a Yiddish speaking home and attended Jewish Day school receiving a trilingual education in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Spanish. Cimet has degrees in Sociology from UNAM University in Mexico City, the London School of Economics, and Columbia University. Cimet has written a variety of academic articles on power differentials, language fights, cultural asymmetries, and political tensions. She is the author of 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 a docent for The Jewish Museum in New York, Director of the EPYC (Educational Program of Yiddish Culture) for YIVO, Director of web page "When these streets heard Yiddish", for YIVO, and Director Consultant (temporary) for Yiddish Pop. Cimet has lectured at UNAM Mexico, Drexel University, and served as an instructor at Columbia University for their Contemporary Civilization Course.
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The Jewish Museum of Maryland, located in Baltimore, interprets the Jewish experience in America, with special attention to Jewish life in the state of Maryland.
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