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- THE JEWISH COMMUNITY -

The Círculo Israelita de La Paz, which represents the Jewish community, maintains two synagogues, a home for the aged and a cemetery. The Colegio Boliviano Israelita with a kindergarten, primary and secondary school, has a majority of non-Jewish students.

"Bolivia's Jews mostly live in La Paz, the capital, but there are smaller communities in Santa Cruz and in Cochabamba. The majority of Bolivian Jews are Ashkenazim of central and eastern European descent. The Jewish community of Bolivia has decreased significantly since its peak of 10,000 in the late 1940s.  The Circulo Israelita de Bolivia is the central Jewish communal organization and is recognized by the Bolivian government. This organization is a union of its predecessors, the Circulo Israelita de La Paz, established by east European Jews, and the German Comunidad Israelita de Bolivia. The Circulo maintains a cemetery, the bikur cholim, two synagogues, and a home for the aged. There are branches of WIZO in La Paz and Santa Cruz and Maccabi sports clubs in La Paz and social organizations. " 2003 Jewish population is 500. Source:
Bolivia link at http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/comm_latin.html [October 2005]

Circulo Israelita de La Paz
P.O. Box 1545
La Paz
Tel. 591 2 325 925
Fax 591 2 342 728 [April 2004]

Comunidad Israelita Synagogue
Calle Canada Stronguest 1846
La Paz   [April 2004]

Circulo Israelita de Bolivia
Casilla 1545
Calle Landaeta 346
PO Box 1545
La Paz
Phone: +2-32-5925
Fax: +2-34-2738

Associacion Israelita de Cochabamba
PO box 349
Calle Valdivieso
Cochabamba

Associacion Israelita de Cochabamba
Calle Junin Y Calle Colombia
Casilla 349
Cochabamba  [April 2004]

http://www.kosherdelight.com/Bolivia.htm [August 2003]
http://www.haruth.com/JewsBolivia.html [October 2000]
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