Friday, July 7, 2017

Why do Argentinians love invading your personal space?

Getting up close and personal with strangers in Argentina isn’t difficult. In fact, finding yourself at a rather intimate distance from Argentines is hard to avoid. You’ll inevitably end up pressed against someone’s armpit in a lift, or uncomfortably close to other passengers on the metro in Buenos Aires. Punters at the market physically jostle for attention rather than form any kind of orderly queue.

And it’s not just strangers. Argentines meet their friends, family and even new acquaintances with a hug and a kiss; anything else is considered rude. Even doctors greet their patients with a warm embrace.

Now Argentina’s disregard for personal space is backed up by science. A recent study has revealed Argentina as the country where people require the least amount of personal space. Researchers surveyed 9,000 people across 42 countries, and concluded that Argentines in general stand 2.5 feet away from strangers – much less than any other country. (Romanians require the most personal space).


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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Top tips when travelling to Argentina

Culture in Argentina

The standard greeting for men and women in Argentina is a single kiss on the right cheek.

Religion is very important to Argentines; most people are Catholic and the current Pope, Pope Francis, hails from Buenos Aires.

Locals may call you gringo (male) or gringa (female).

Meal times in Argentina are around 1pm to 1:30 pm for lunch, with a snack at 5pm–6pm and dinner typically after 9pm and as late as 11pm on weekends. Bars get busy close to midnight and nightclubs after 1am.

A tip of around 10% is appreciated at restaurants.

Argentines tend to arrive fashionably late to social gatherings – 20 minutes at the minimum, but up to 40 minutes is normal.

Carry small change – no one will appreciate 100 peso bills.

The mate ritual

If you're offered mate (pronounced mah-tay), a tea-like hot beverage made of the yerba herb, follow the rules below to do it right (and to avoid offending your server!).

Mate is served in a communal cup with a bombilla, or metal straw.

The person who serves the mate is called a cebador.

Those partaking in the ritual sit in a circle. The cebador brews the mate and then takes the first drink.
The mate is then passed around the circle to the right, with each participant drinking all the liquid in the cup before passing it back to the cebador to be re-brewed. (You'll know there's no more water in the cup when you hear a sucking sound).

If you don't want any more, say gracias to indicate you're finished. Don't say it unless you don't want any more mate.


The official language in Argentina is Spanish. But even if you speak Spanish, you may struggle to understand Argentinians – the language sounds different to elsewhere in the region both due to the local accent and because there's a lot of slang, or lunfardo.

Common scams

Taxi drivers may give you change using fake peso bills, or swap your real pesos for fake ones and claim you've given them a forged bill.

A taxi "handler" at the airport may ask you to pay a prepaid fee for your ride, but the taxi driver claims to know nothing about this and asks you to pay again.
Someone might spill some mustard or sauce on you, and then pretend to help you clean up. While you're distracted, an accomplice steals your belongings.

Source: Choice Australia

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Reform movement announces Latin American rabbinical school

The Reform movement is launching its first school to train and ordain rabbis from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to work in those communities, JTA reports. The Ibero American Institute for Rabbinical Education of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, or WUPJ, will begin classes in August in Buenos Aires.

More than 10 rabbinical candidates from Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Spain have enrolled in the institute, which will be run jointly by the Latin American branch of WUPJ; the Argentine network of institutions Fundación Judaica, and the Center of Jewish Spirituality Mishkan.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Shuk de Moldes 2017

Shuk de Moldes 2017
8 de julio de 21 a 24hs
9 de julio de 11 a 17hs

Inflables para los chicos
Tarjetas de crédito y débito
Puestos de comida
10 cajas habilitadas.

Con tu compra ayudás a los programas de ayuda social de la comunidad Ajdut Israel.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

5° Latam Economic Forum 2017

Argentina: realidad y expectativas
31 de agosto de 2017
Hotel Alvear Palace
Ciudad de Buenos Aires

A beneficio de programas solidarios

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Se presenta el Pinchas Zukerman Trío en Buenos Aires

Pinchas Zukerman Trío en Amijai
Martes 22 de agosto de 2017 a las 20.30hs
Venta de entradas a través de y 
Tel. 4783-2608 (de 15 a 20) y 156-013-3489

Una oportunidad única.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Limud BA 2017

El domingo 4 de junio se llevará a cabo la edición 2017 de Limud Buenos Aires.

El 10mo DIA de LimudBA, un festival de intercambio y reflexión sobre judaísmo que te lleva un paso más lejos en tu recorrido judío.

Durante un día, te invitamos a elegir entre más de 70 sesiones sobre los temas más variados: Arte, Fuentes y Espiritualidad, Historia y Filosofía, Identidad y Actualidad, Liderazgo y comunidad, Israel y Medio Oriente, Sabores y Tradiciones y un programa para toda la familia

Este año nos acompañaran Mario Blejer, Sebastian Bortnik, David Broza, Romina Manguel, Roberto Moldavsky y Claudio Zuchovicki.

Todo en un mismo DIA y en un mismo lugar. Y se viene con muchas sorpresas para festejar los 10 años!!!

Grilla de actividades, entradas y app de Limud BA, haciendo click aquí.

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Conciertos al mediodía en el Templo Libertad

El Templo Libertad, sinagoga de la primera Congregación Judía del país, Congregación Israelita de la República Argentina, se hace eco a la tendencia europea de llevar a cabo conciertos en las más bellas sinagogas.

El Templo Libertad fue declarado monumento histórico en el año 2000.

Todos los miércoles al mediodía se llevan a cabo los conciertos en forma gratuita. Se debe presentar el DNI. El ciclo lleva el nombre de Conciertos en Libertad.