List of Brazilian Jews

Jewish immigration to Latin America began with seven sailors arriving in Christopher Columbus's crew. Since then, the Jewish population of Latin America has risen to more than 500,000 — more than half of whom live in Argentina, with large communities also present in Brazil and Mexico. Here is a list of some prominent Brazilian Jews.

A

* Sandra Annenberg, journalist and news anchorFact|date=January 2007
* Clara Ant, political activist and presidential adviser
* Daniel Azulay, comic artistFact|date=January 2007
* Jom Tob Azulay, film director
* Rubem David Azulay, dermatologist, founder of Brazilian Society of Dermatology

B

* Hector Babenco, film director
* Miro Bacin, journalist
* Leoncio Basbaum, physician and political activist
* Carlos Minc Baumfeld, politician and social activist
* Moysés Baumstein, holographer, film/video producer, painter, writer
* Manoel Beckman, colonial leader
* Adriana Behar, beach volleyball player
* Tatiana Belinky, actress and writer [http://www.google.com.br/search?hl=pt-BR&q=%22tatiana+belinky%22&meta=] [http://www.judaica.com.br/perfil.htm]
* Olga Benário Prestes, German-born communist militant
* Samuel Benchimol, entrepreneur and Amazon pioneer
* Abraham Bentes, army commander
* Daniel Benzali, TV actor
* Claudio Besserman Vianna, comedian
* Joel Birman, writer
* Eva Altman Blay, sociologist and politician
* Adolfo Bloch, journalist [http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/tomatoes/792/bloch.htm]
* Debora Bloch, actress
* Nilton Bonder, community leader and writer
* Gilberto Braga, author
* Claudio Basbaum, gynecologist medicine professor

C

* Waldemar Levy Cardoso, field marshal
* Boris Casoy, journalist
* Otto Maria Carpeaux, literary critic
* Moyses Chahon, army commander
* Juca Chaves, comedian, composer and singer
* Caco Ciocler, actor
* Roberto Civita, journalist and entrepreneur [http://www.midiaindependente.org/pt/blue/2005/07/322015.shtml]
* Victor Civita, journalist
* Deborah Colker, dancer and choreographer

D

* Gilberto Dimenstein, journalist
* Alberto Dines, journalist
* Tufi Duek, fashion designer

E

* German Efromovich, entrepreneur [http://www.jewishtribalreview.org/jpower.htm]

F

* Leon Feffer, industrialist [http://www.judaica.com.br/edicoes_21_a_30.htm] [http://www.terra.com.br/istoe/biblioteca/brasileiro/empreendedor/emp18.htm]
*Benny Feilhaber professional soccer player [Feilhaber - [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16619] "Outside of my UCLA teammate Benny Feilhaber, I never really thought there were other high-class Jewish soccer players out there"]
* Walter Feldman, politician [http://www.netjudaica.com.br/novanetjudaica/default.asp?submenu=Social&novaPagina=Social/mostraSocial.asp&id=609]
* Fortuna, singer and composer
* Vilém Flusser, philosopher
* Fernando Rizzolo, lawyer and Journalist [http://rizzolot.wordpress.com]

G

* Marcelo Gleiser, physicist and writer
* Betty Gofman, actressFact|date=January 2007
* Rosane Gofman, actressFact|date=January 2007
* José Goldemberg, educator, physicist and minister
* Alberto Goldman, politician
* Oded Grajew, human rights activist [http://www.pletz.com/shachar/artigo20.htm]
* Serginho Groisman, TV host [http://www.terra.com.br/istoegente/33/reportagens/rep_groisman3.htm]

H

* Mario Haberfeld, racing driver
* Alexandre Herchcovitch, fashion designer
* Wladimir Herzog, journalist
* Leon Hirszman, film director [http://www.judaica.com.br/perfil.htm]
* Marc Horowitz, trader
* Luciano Huck, TV show host
* Felipe Hirch, theater director

J

* Roberto Justus, advertiser and TV host [http://www.visaojudaica.com.br/Novembro_2004/Quem,onde,quando/quem_onde_quando_nov_2004.htm]

K

* Isaac Karabtchevsky, musician and conductor
* Abraham Kasinski, industrialist [http://www.zencast.com/channels/showchannel.asp?cid=5621]
* Elisa Kauffman, politician
* Israel Klabin, mayor of Rio de Janeiro [http://www.judaica.com.br/perfil.htm]
* Jacques Klein, pianist [http://www.judaica.com.br/perfil.htm]
* Samuel Klein (businessman), entrepreneur [http://www.judaica.com.br/materias/053_05a07.htm]
* Samuel Kicis, army commander
* Ithamara Koorax, jazz singer
* Frans Krajcberg, artist and environmentalist [http://www.rfi.fr/actubr/articles/063/article_10.asp]
* Miguel Krigsner, entrepreneur and environmentalist
* Bel Kutner, actress

L

* Celso Lafer, diplomat [http://www.judaica.com.br/perfil.htm]
* Iosif Landau, writer and poet
* Cesar Lattes, physicist
* Leo Lebellot, musician, songwriter and lead singer of the Brazilian Rock Band Prato Principal. [http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_lebellot]
* Jaime Lerner, politician (governor Paraná state), urban planner
* Eliezer Moisés Levy, politician (former mayor of Macapá) [http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliezer_Levy]
* José Lewgoy, actor and director
* Clarice Lispector, writer´

M

* Carlos Maltz - Drummer of rock band Engenheiros do Hawaii
* Maria Luiza Tucci Carneiro
* Ito Pinto Menezes, Farmer, great personality in Brazil, father....

N

* Salomão Nauslausky, army commander
* Arnaldo Niskier, journalist and writer [http://www.judaica.com.br/edicoes_21_a_30.htm]
* Noel Nutels, public health physician and human rights activist
* Carlos Nuzman, sportsman and president of Olympic Committee [http://www.judaica.com.br/materias/005_05e06.htm]

P

* Joyce Pascowitch, journalist
* Ivo Perelman, jazz saxophonist [http://www.google.com.br/search?hl=pt-BR&q=%22Ivo+Perelman%22+%22judeu%22&btnG=Pesquisar&meta=]
* Flora Purim, jazz singer

R

* Sultana Levy Rosenblatt, writer
* Ricardo Rosset, Formula One driver

* Edmond Safra, banker [http://lebaneselobby.org/lebanese/Edmond%20J%20Safra.htm]
* Joseph Safra, banker
* Ricardo Semler, entrepreneur
* Moise Safra, banker
* Silvio Santos, (Senor Abravanel), TV show host
* Mario Schenberg, physicist
* Moacyr Scliar, writer
* Lasar Segall, artist
* Dina Sfat, actress [http://www.judaica.com.br/perfil.htm]
* Paul Singer, economist, writer, politician, activist.
* Amir Slama, fashion designer
* Henry Sobel, Rabbi, community leader
* Jaime Spitzcovsky, journalist [http://www.morasha.com.br/conteudo/artigos/artigos_view.asp?a=310&p=0]
* Dan Stulbach, actor [http://veja.abril.com.br/vejasp/240903/cidade.html]
* Luciano Szafir, actor [http://www.visaojudaica.com.br/Novembro_2004/Quem,onde,quando/quem_onde_quando_nov_2004.htm]
* Alex Stry, Musician - Guitarist and Singer of Brazilian Rock band Prato Principal.

T

* Nathalia Thimberg, actress
* Eva Todor, actress [http://www.judaica.com.br/perfil.htm]

W

* Mauricio Waldman, sociologist and politician
* Didi Wagner, TV show host
* David Wainer, Journalist [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aiu7BC7Z9yhA]

Y

* Yara Yavelberg, political activist

Z

* Mayana Zatz, geneticist
* Jacob Zveibil, politicianFact|date=January 2007
* Jacob Zveiter, air force commander
* David Zylberstajn, politician and administrator [http://www.brazilpoliticalcomment.com.br/content/view/104/46/lang,en/]
* Benjamin Zymler, auditor-general

Unsourced

* Jacob Blochtein, physician and writerFact|date=January 2007
* Jacob Benemond, sailorFact|date=January 2007
* Moysés Baumstein, publisher, holographer, artist
* Jaime Benatar, scientistFact|date=January 2007
* Caco Ciocler, actorFact|date=January 2007
* Rodrigo Osna, entrepreneur Fact|date=January 2007
* Gilberto Tumscitz Braga, novelistFact|date=January 2007
* Jose Benedito Cohen, poetFact|date=January 2007
* Betty Fuks, writerFact|date=January 2007
* Rubens Gerchman, painterFact|date=January 2007
* Alfred Lemle, physician and writerFact|date=January 2007
* Salomao Malina, politicianFact|date=January 2007
* Abraham Kasinski, industrialistFact|date=January 2007
* Mario Kertesz, journalist and politicianFact|date=January 2007
* Flavio Koutzi, politician and social activistFact|date=January 2007
* Inacio L. Obadia (architect, Rio De Janeiro)Fact|date=January 2007
* Helena Salem, journalist and writerFact|date=January 2007
* Elie Horn, founder of Cyrela GroupFact|date=January 2007
* Ivoncy Ioschpe, industrialistFact|date=January 2007
* Bella Josef, writerFact|date=January 2007
* Fabio Koifman, historianFact|date=January 2007
* Fayga Ostrower, painter and writerFact|date=January 2007 [http://www.sorayab.com/Portuguese/articleRevistaVejaPort.htm]
* Mauricio Pinkusfeld, sailorFact|date=January 2007
* Carla Pinsky, historian and writerFact|date=January 2007
* Jacks Rabinovich, industrialistFact|date=January 2007
* Moises Rabinovitch, journalistFact|date=January 2007
* Saul Raiz, politician (mayor Curitiba)Fact|date=January 2007
* Isaias Raw, biochemist and educatorFact|date=January 2007
* Philippe Reichstul, civil servant and administratorFact|date=January 2007
* Cora Ronai, journalistFact|date=January 2007
* Max Rosenmann, politicianFact|date=January 2007
* Bernard Rajzman, volleyball playerFact|date=January 2007
* David Rodin, sailorFact|date=January 2007
* Caca Rosset, directorFact|date=January 2007
* Jacob Gorender, politician and historianFact|date=January 2007
* Mauricio Grabois, communist political activistFact|date=January 2007
* Jacob Guinsburg, publisherFact|date=January 2007
* Zevi Ghivelder, journalistFact|date=January 2007
* Andre Singer, journalist and presidential spokesmanFact|date=January 2007
* Alfredo Sirkis, politician and ecologistFact|date=January 2007
* Mauricio Sirotski, journalistFact|date=January 2007
* Eugenio Staub, industrialist Fact|date=January 2007
* Benjamin Steinbruch, steel manufacturerFact|date=January 2007
* Hans Stern, entrepreneurFact|date=January 2007
* Salli Szajnferber, army commanderFact|date=January 2007
* Fanny Tabak, political activistFact|date=January 2007
* Boris Schnaiderman, writerFact|date=January 2007
* Chael Schreier, political activistFact|date=January 2007
* Mauricio Schulman, civil servant and administratorFact|date=January 2007
* Carlos Scliar, painterFact|date=January 2007
* Natalia Thimberg, actressFact|date=January 2007
* Henrique Veltman, journalistFact|date=January 2007
* Jacques Wagner, trade unionist and minister Fact|date=January 2007
* Ann Wainer, environmental lawyer, writerFact|date=January 2007
* David Wainer, journalistFact|date=January 2007
* Samuel Wainer, journalistFact|date=January 2007
* Arnold Wald, juristFact|date=January 2007
* Waldemar Zveiter, high court judgeFact|date=January 2007
* Helio Zylberstajn, economist and writerFact|date=January 2007
* Gregori Warchavchik, architectFact|date=January 2007
* Istvan Wessel, entrepreneurFact|date=January 2007
* Israel Zecker, politicianFact|date=January 2007
* Leo Kryss, entrepreneurFact|date=January 2007

ee also

*List of Latin American Jews
*List of Brazilians
*List of Jews

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