Few in number, strong in faith

28.04.2011                      24.Nisan, 5771                      Tag 9 des Omer

Ecuador:

Few in number, strong in faith

Though there are only 1,000 Jews in Ecuador, others are increasingly ‘returning’ to the religion.

An extraordinary thing is happening in Ecuador: Jews, lost for centuries, are finding their way back to the faith – but some say they are not Jews.
There may be only 1,000 Jews in all of Ecuador, but what a fascinating few! In Quito, capital of this South American country of 14 million, an imposing synagogue, Communidad de Judia de Ecuador, has a mostly Ashkenazi congregation. Others embrace Chabad. Then there are Sephardim, recapturing Judaism after centuries as Catholics….