Unveiling the untold stories of Latin American Jewish Communities

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 Justo Sierra Synagogue (México City)

Help Us Film A Documentary Uncovering The Silenced Roots of Puerto Rico’s Jewish Communities

After the tragic events of October 7th, we believe that the Jewish community needs to be stronger than ever. It is imperative that we remind the world of our history, share our stories, and introduce the protagonists who have shaped our narrative. Have you ever wondered what unites Jewish people around the world?

Welcome to the REEMERGE PROJECT where we passionately believe in the transformative power of storytelling to shape perspectives, kindle connections, and foster bridges within the global Jewish community.

We invite you to delve into a documentary project that transcends the screen. 

This compelling documentary, comprised of 9 episodes in Latin America, is the brainchild of award-winning filmmakers Dani Rotstein, Isaac Feder and Patricio Serna.

Together, we embark on a poignant exploration of the struggles and triumphs of emerging Jewish communities in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica and New Mexico).

Through intimate conversations with community members, Dani Rotstein guides us on the journey of many to discover and reclaim their Jewish faith. We explore the challenges they are facing as they strive for acceptance and a sense of belonging.

Join us on this exhilarating storytelling experience where history becomes a bridge between cultures, and the voices of Jewish communities in Latin America rise to inspire and connect.

Our inaugural episode will be set in Puerto Rico. While Dani Rotstein grew up in New Jersey, he would always visit his family in sunny San Juan. He celebrated many Bar Mitzvahs and recently attended his cousin’s wedding there. But, little did he know that there was another group of people that nobody knew about or spoke about: Puerto Ricans with Jewish roots, who have come together to form their own community in the mountains of the island far away from the mainstream Jewish communities of the city of San Juan.

We believe that by shedding light on the different communities on the island, their relationship with one another can provide insight and inspiration to how communities could and should interact with one another all over the globe.

As such, this documentary serves a dual purpose: to challenge existing opinions and perspectives, and to connect people through history, identity, and community.

Your contributions will be vital to defray the production costs of the documentary, and we look forward to you getting involved with a contribution.

We will put in all of our effort and enthusiasm, because we believe from the heart that this will mark a before and after.

Join and become an integral part of the Jewish future in Latin America.

Prior to the REEMERGE PROJECT, Dani Rotstein, Ofer Laszewicki, and Felipe Wolokita achieved critical acclaim with their documentary entitled Xueta Island. In this captivating film, they delve into the intriguing legacy of the Xuetas (pronounced Chuetas): a distinctive community of Catholic families on the Spanish island of Mallorca who are the descendants of the Inquisition-era Crypto-Jewish population.

Among the recognitions are the following:

Our Journey in the Headlines: Press Features and Interviews:

CNN
i24news
BBC News 
The Jerusalem Post
The Times of Israel
Moment Magazine
Tablet

Visit our web: www.reemergeproject.com

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"Such important work to celebrate the history of these Jewish communities."
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"Dedicated to our mother, Fanny Korman, and all of our Puerto Rican Jewish family! You are our inspiration!"
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Unveiling the untold stories of Latin American Jewish Communities

$10,035   raised
GOAL: $20,000

75 days to go

66

 Donors

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Dani Rotstein
, Puerto Rico

Dani, a New Jersey native, ventured to Mallorca in 2014, unraveling the island's taboo Chueta history. Immersed in the local synagogue, he focused on community rebuilding. In 2018, Dani and his wife Carla founded Limud Mallorca, hosting over 50 successful events to champion diversity in the small but burgeoning community. He later launched "Jewish Majorca," guiding visitors through the island's Jewish heritage sites, shedding light on Mallorca's lesser-known Jewish past and present. Believing in the revival of modern Jewish life in Spain and its positive affect on global awareness and tolerance, Dani extends his passion to Puerto Rico. There, he uncovered an extraordinary revelation — a hidden community of Puerto Ricans with Jewish roots in the island's mountains, far from the mainstream Jewish enclaves of San Juan. Learning about these distinct island communities and their interrelations provides insight and poetic inspiration for harmonious global interconnectivity.

  • The Certificate
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    Your contribution is vital to begin revitalizing Latin American Jewish communities. We will provide early access to the documentary before its public release.

  • The Igniter
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    Your contribution is vital to begin revitalizing Latin American Jewish communities. We will send a digital download of the documentary as well as providing digital art or posters related to the film.

  • The Return
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    Your contribution is vital to begin revitalizing Latin American Jewish communities. We will share exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and deleted scenes as well as a digital certificate of appreciation.

  • Leaving Footprints
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    Leave your mark at this crucial moment. We will send signed copies of the documentary script and other unique memorabilia. We also will organize live Q&A sessions with the filmmakers once the film is released with your family or home community.

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    With your contribution you will be considered a VIP donor of the documentary. Your name will be listed in the Special Thanks section of the film's credits. We will involve these contributors in decision-making processes such as voting on a specific aspect of the documentary.

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    With your contribution you will be enrolled in the credits as Associate Producer and will receive VIP access to all documentary-related events, premieres, or screenings. We will organize virtual meet-and-greet sessions with the filmmakers.

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