JAG, the organization of Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transexual Jews in Argentina and the World Congress of LGBT Jews organized the first global event in South America, gathering participants from Brazil, Colombia, Chile, France, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. JAG is an acronym of Judíos Argentinos Gays that is pronounced like the Hebrew word for holiday, Chag. The organization has been in existence for 12 years. The first global Shabbaton and conference held last week in Latin America received support from the Judaica Fundation; the Jewish umbrella organization, DAIA; the Latin American Jewish Congress; the Buenos Aires city government; and the Argentinean Federation of LGBT. The event was held in the country’s oldest synagogue.
March 26 / Jewish Telegraphic Agency