Main Israel Jubilee Events- Latin America
 ISRAEL’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY AROUND THE WORLD
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 Main Israel Jubilee Events- Latin America
 
 Main Israel Jubilee Events- Latin America
  Main Israel Jubilee Events: Latin America

Note: The information below was provided by the respective Israeli embassies and consulates abroad (highlighted in bold). For further information or clarification, please contact them directly. Addresses, e-mail addresses and contact numbers can be accessed from our website.

(updated as of January 4, 1998)

Location

                                 

Date

Type of event

ASUNCION

Around Independence Day

A large-scale event to be held together with the Jewish community is planned for a week or so before Independence Day.
Issuance of a stamp by the local postal service in honor of the jubilee
Israel Film Week, with a theme related to the rebirth of the state, its struggle, and its achievements
Paraguay-Israel folklore evening
Photo exhibition on Israeli independence
We are in contact with the Municipality of Benjamun Aceval regarding the possibility of naming a street after the State of Israel
Round table: "50 Years since the UN Vote"

 

January 1998

Production of a television program on Israel as part of a new series on various countries, their customs, and tourism
Art contest: "Peace and the 50 Years of the State of Israel"
Publication of an anthology of Paraguayan and Israeli writers and poets, in collaboration with the local branch of PEN
Exhibition by Paraguayan artists (painters and sculptors) who have attended Iberian Institute conferences

   

BOGOTA

Feb. 1, 1998

Dedication of the Montefiore Synagogue in Bogota

 

Feb. 110, 1998

Tour by the Yovel dance and song troupe; performances in Bogota, Cali, and Barranquilla

 

Apr. 313, 1998

28th Colombian Maccabiah, in Cali

 

Apr. 2022, 1998

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jewish school in Bogota

 

Apr. 23, 1998

Main ceremony to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day in Bogota

 

Apr. 29, 1998

Conferences to mark the 50th Independence Day held by the Jewish communities in Bogota, Cali, Barranquilla, and Medellin

 

Apr. 30, 1998

Independence Day reception

 

May 15, 1998

Jewish Film Week in Bogota

 

Oct. 1, 1998

National golf tournament in Bogota
Exhibition: "From Vision to Life"

 

Apr. 18May 10, 1998

Participation of 80 community members in the Prime Ministers Conference in Jerusalem and in the March of the Living in Poland

   

BRASILIA

December 1997

Hanukkah party at the Ambassadors residence

 

 

Performance by Tzemed Reim in Brasilia
Evening of Hebrew song (translated into Portuguese) and classical music (a chamber quintet playing Israeli pieces), with the participation of the Brazilian Vice-President and Culture Minister.
Performance by the pianist Amiram Rigai, sponsored by the Foreign Minister, and a concert saluting Israel by the Brasilia Philharmonic Orchestra, to be held during the week of Israel Independence Day.
Performance by a folk-dance troupe from Sao Paulo in Brasilia
Israeli film festival
Lecture by an Israeli speaker at the University of Brasilia
Exhibitions: "Horizons," "Latin American Artists," "Ancient Maps," "Vibrant Israel." The exhibitions will be held in central places along with cultural events.
   

RIO DE JANEIRO

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

Independence Day

Festive reception

   

Exhibitions Israel at 50

   

SAO PAULO

Dec. 23, 1997

Opening of the celebrations in a public square in Sao Paulo

 

March 1998

"Ancient Maps" exhibition in Curitiba and Porto Alegre
"Jerusalem 3000" exhibition in Porto Alegre

 

Mar. 15, 1998

Opening of the fundraising appeal marking the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel; performance by the Yovel troupe, Sao Paulo

 

Apr. 14, 1998

Festive session of the Sao Paulo City Council

 

Apr. 15, 1998

Opening of the jubilee celebrations in Porto Alegre
"Ancient Maps" exhibition in two academic centers, Sao Paulo

 

Apr. 1029, 1998

Opening of the book fair marking the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel

 

Apr. 30, 1998

Independence Day reception community event

 

May 4, 1998

Festive session of the legislature of the State of Sao Paulo
"Vibrant Israel" exhibition, Sao Paulo

 

June 1998

"Israel at 50" exhibition, Curitiba
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yeroham Sherovsky, Sao Paulo

 

July 1998

"Israel at 50" exhibition, Porto Alegre

 

August 1998

"Israel at 50" exhibition, Joinville
Exhibition by Latin American sculptors and painters, Sao Paulo

 

September 1998

"Israel at 50" exhibition, Florianopolis
"Horizons" exhibition, Sao Paulo

 

October 1998

"Israel at 50" exhibition, Sao Paulo

 

August 1998

Israel Week, to include a consumer-product fair featuring companies represented in Sao Paulo, a film festival, workshops, and perhaps a fashion show
Basketball tournament featuring Maccabi Tel Aviv and the Mercosul states
Screening of the television series "Revival" by the Manchete television network
Exhibition of Portinaris "Israeli" paintings
Production of an encyclopedia of Israeli personalities

   

BUENOS AIRES

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

January 1998

Israel week in Mar del Plata

 

February 1998

"Vibrant Israel" exhibition and Carnaval "Purim Israel"

 

Independence Day

Festive reception
Festive concert by the Buenos Aires Philharmonic at the Teatro Colon
Exhibitions in museums of works about Israel by Latin American artists
Folk-dance festival
Choral festival Jewish organizations
Gesher Theater

   

CARACAS

Feb. 915, 1998

Conference of the Center for the Study of Sephardic Jewry

 

Mar. 2531, 1998

Conference on Latin American Jewish culture

 

Apr. 30, 1998

Official joint reception by the embassy and the Jewish community, with an artistic performance and greetings from the countrys leaders

 

May 15, 1998

Festive concert performance by the Venezuela Philharmonic Orchestra, with violinist Itzhak Perlman: Simon Bolivar
Israel Marathon an open marathon sponsored by the Jewish sports club
Special musical performance: O Jerusalem, produced by the Venezuelan Contemporary Ballet Company
Special session of Congress to mark the jubilee, followed by the establishment of a parliamentary friendship league
Venezuela will issue a series of postage stamps on Israeli themes to mark the jubilee.
Exhibitions throughout the year in Caracas and states in the region: "Archaeology from the Air," "Artists Draw Peace," "Horizons," "Vibrant Israel," "Latin American Painters and Sculptors"
Conference of Mashav alumni
Publication of special supplements on Israel in the local press and in radio and television programs

   

GUATEMALA

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

Independence Day

Festive reception
Main event at the National Theater Israeli folklore
Concert by the Guatemala Orchestra dedicated to Israel

   

LA PAZ

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

Independence Day

Festive reception

 

May 1998

Concert by the local philharmonic orchestra
Exhibition by local artists saluting Israel

   

LIMA

January 1998

Exhibition of ancient maps of Jerusalem

 

MarchApril 1998

Exhibition: "Birds without Borders"
Moshe Tamir exhibition
Exhibition by a local artist who paints Israel

 

Around Independence Day

National conference: Peace Club

 

All year

Naming of streets and city squares around the country after Israel

 

Independence Day

Dedication of Israel Park
Performance by a local dance troupe
Essay/art contest on Israel
Essay contest on women in Israel
Bimonthly radio program devoted mainly to surveying Israel and its 50 years

   

MEXICO

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

Independence Day

Festive reception
Israel Week in Mexico
Israel Month at the Plaza Coreto

   

MONTEVIDEO

Dec. 23, 1997

Opening event in the Chamber of Representatives, with the participation of the President

 

Jan. 31, 1998

Opening of the exhibition "Painters and Sculptors in Latin America" at Punta del Este

 

Mar. 6

Opening of the aforementioned exhibition at the local Foreign Ministry in Montevideo and dedication of a postage stamp issued to mark the jubilee

 

Apr. 29, 1998

Independence Day party hosted by the Jewish community

 

Apr. 30, 1998

Independence Day: official reception

 

May 2, 1998

Gala concert

 

May 14, 1998

Ceremony by the Jewish community to mark the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of independence.

   

PANAMA

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

Independence Day

Festive reception
Main event

 

August 1998

Exhibitions

   

QUITO

Dec. 23, 1997

The President of Ecuador will light the first Hanukkah candle in a major hall in the city in the presence of 500 invited guests.

 

AprilMay 1998

Special session of the National Congress
Three exhibitions on Israel as seen by 12 Ecuadoran artists who visited Israel in September 1997, to be held in the exhibition halls of the Central Bank of Ecuador in the three major cities: Quito, Guayaquil, and Cuenca

 

June 1998

Two concerts entitled "Gesture to Israel for Its 50th Anniversary," performed by the National Orchestra of Ecuador as part of its annual program in Quito and Guayaquil

 

July 1998

Dedication of Jerusalem Park in a big park in Quito

 

Summer 1998

Dedication of Jerusalem Square in the center of Guayaquil

 

Mar. 7, 1998

National conference of alumni of Mashav courses in the capital, Quito

 

All year

Special programs on Israel and its achievements on the major television channels

 

All year

Seminars and lectures at the major universities

 

May 1998

Visit to Israel by the "America Group" of intellectuals from Ecuador, accompanied by a television crew
Supplements in the two major newspapers

   

SAN SALVADOR

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

Independence Day

Festive reception
Exhibitions
Musical performances

   

SANTO DOMINGO

January 1998

Top Importer award ceremony

 

AprilMay 1998

Conference of alumni of Mashav courses

 

Apr. 30, 1998

Reception for the 50th Independence Day

 

September 1998

Expo Israel: Israeli week including a trade fair, cultural activities, and Israeli films

 

Apr. 19, 1998

Special concert by the symphony orchestra, conducted by Yeroham Sherovsky

   

SAN JOSE

March 1998

"Horizons" exhibition at the Childrens Museum

 

MayJune 1998

"Israel at 50" exhibition by local painters/sculptors at the Childrens Museum
Childrens art contest: "Israel at 50"
Israeli food festival at a hotel
Sporting event
Reception at the embassy
Joint event with the Jewish community
Joint event with the Peace Club
Event organized by the Christian Friendship Organization and sponsored by the embassy
Issuance of a postage stamp

   

SANTIAGO

AprilMay 1998

Peace Club conference

 

AprilMay 1998

Conference of Jewish journalists. A follow-up conference may be held toward the end of the year.

 

Independence Day

Main community event

 

All year

Activities on "Israel at 50" in the Jewish school

 

MarchApril 1998

An exhibition on Israel at 50 at the cultural center of the Catholic University in Santiago

 

April 1998

Exhibition by painters and sculptors at the Summit of the Americas

 

March 1998

FIDAE air salon
Israeli booths in at least two trade exhibitions

 

May 1998

Musical quartet
Ballet (the Kibbutz Ballet and/or the company of choreographer Zvi Gutenheim)
Special supplement on Israel to be circulated with one of the daily newspapers

 

March 1998

Two commercial publications on technology and education in Israel. Another publication is being planned.