Latines Heritage Month is Sept. 15 – Oct. 15th.  The culture we celebrate this month includes communities from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. At JCHS we’ll honor this time by celebrating members of the JCHS community of Latin descent and offering a variety of ways to learn more about the history, contributions, and influences of people from Latin American countries. Look out for updates each week!

In addition, whether you have Latin American roots or just want to find ways to engage and learn, check out the links below!

Recipes, Reflection Practices, and Festival-Inspired Activities

Check out these Latin-infused Jewish holiday recipes, reflection practices, and festival-inspired activities (provided by Jewtina y Co.)

  • Rosh HaShanah Seder Guide – Bilingual English y Español
  • Yom Kippur Resource Guide – Bilingual English y Español
  • Sukkot Celebration Guide – Bilingual English y Español
  • Simchat Torah Wellness Activity Book – Bilingual English y Español

Mi Gente (My People)

Visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum to catch the screening of “Mi Gente, My People,” a short film exploring and celebrating the intersections of Latin-Jewish heritage, and provide supplies to create your own Remembrance Stone—a project inspired by calaveritas (sugar skulls) and the Jewish tradition of leaving a stone behind at a gravesite to mark your visit, that invites you to reflect on family, heritage, and interconnectedness.


The Voces Project brings us stories from people who identify as Latin and Jewish…check out these two-minute videos (and others on their website!)

Hannah Chongkan-Urow

Hannah Chonkan-Urow

Hannah Chonkan-Urow is a Chinese, Costa Rican, Ashkenazi Jew of color. She was raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago, and after 4 years in Minnesota, she returned to Chicago to begin her career as a math teacher. Hannah attributes her love for the radical Jewish community to Habonim Dror Camp Tavor- the progressive Jewish summer camp that shaped much of her childhood and young adulthood. Hannah is passionate about collective living, liberatory education, and youth empowerment.

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Imani Romney-Rosa Chapman

Imani Romney-Rosa Chapman is the founder of imani strategies, llc, and has more than 25 years of experience developing curriculum, organizing, and educating for social justice. Whatever the modality, Imani co-creates brave and inclusive environments for learning, growth and justice. Meet this nurturing powerhouse today!

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Calle 24 Latino Cultural District

Calle 24 is in the center of San Francisco’s Historic Mission District. It runs along a tree-lined street known as “El Corazón de la Misión”, or “The Heart of the Mission.” Visit this stretch of 24th Street to experience and support its unique specialty stores, restaurants, taquerias, Mexican bakeries, cafes, and art galleries, as well as experience the greatest concentration of murals and Latino Businesses in the city.