Mexican Indian Jews Appeal for Funds to Rebuild Synagogue
Menu JTA Search

Mexican Indian Jews Appeal for Funds to Rebuild Synagogue

Download PDF for this date

The Indian Jews of the tiny village of Venta Prieta, about 80 kilometers from here, have issued an appeal to the Jewish institutions of Mexico for aid in the rebuilding of their synagogue which was seriously damaged by a flood. About 50 observant Indian Jewish families live in the village and their appeal was for 15,000 pesos ($1,150) for the repair of their synagogue, which, like all buildings of the village, was made of clay and sand.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund