he ICJW Latin American Regional Conference was
held in Mexico City in October 2015, hosted by ICJW affiliate organisation
Voluntarias Judeo Mexicanas. The VJM members, resplendent in their red jackets,
were excellent hosts, having organised a thought - provoking series of lectures
for the three day event, a gala opening night with superb display dancing by a
young Mexican Jewish dance group, a guided visit to the Museum of Memory
and Tolerance and outstanding kosher
meals each day.
The conference was attended by ICJW Executive
members and affiliate members from twelve countries, seven of them in the Latin
American region. Interpretation Spanish/ English was provided throughout the
conference and was of a high standard. The Conference meetings were held at the
huge complex of the Mexican Jewish community building, high quality facilities
were donated free of charge to VJM.
The theme of the conference was 'The Challenge
to Jewish Women in the
Twenty First century ' and this topic was the
core of the specialist sessions presented.
The conference was followed by a two-day ICJW
Executive meeting. As well as ICJW business sections there was an emphasis on
ICJW's work in the field of Interfaith, Intercultural relations, and a special
session on the invaluable work of the Tennessee Holocaust Commission.