Virtual Tour of Sinagoga Justo Sierra

The Synagogue in Mexico City

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, students and community members were treated to a special virtual tour in the latest installment of the Crisis and Hope series. Dr. Ronnie Perelis welcomed Monica Unikel-Fasja, the author of “Synagogues of Mexico.” Using many detailed photographs, Monica explored the history of the Jewish settlement in Mexico, from the first crypto-Jews to the modern-day community. She specifically spoke about and showed beautiful images of the Sinagoga Justo Sierra, the first Ashkenazic synagogue in Mexico, built in 1941, where Monica now serves as director.