• October 23, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join us on Monday, October 23rd at the Cambria Hotel & Suites McAllen Convention Center.

This year’s seminar program will combine both cultural and human needs issues. As not only a 501-c3 tax-deductible organization but also a recognized Community Housing Development Organization (CHoDO), one of the key topics for this year’s seminar will be how the CLJR can serve those affected by poverty and natural disasters.

There will be plenty of time for intercommunity networking and dialogue. All members of the public are invited to attend.

For more information please contact Mr. Lupe Gonzales and or Mrs. Nydia Tapia Gonzales at 956-428-1392 or by email at ntapiagonzales@latinojewishrelations.org.

Schedule for Monday, October 23

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8:30 am — Doors open, registration, and social
9 am — Welcome and Invocation
9:15 am — Dr. Peter Tarlow — Subject: Ancestral bonds Uniting the Latino and Jewish communities of South Texas (Q&A at 10:15 am)
10:30 am — Dr. Peter Tarlow — Going Beyond Ethnic and Religious Stereotyping (Q&A at 11:15 am)
11:30 am — Lunch Break (on your own)
12:45 pm — Celina Vasquez — The Transformative Experience of Traveling to Israel and the Ties that Bind Latino Americans and Israel (Q&A at 1:45 pm)
2 pm — Idan Schwartz — Water Management and the Desert Crops of Israel, Cultural Opportunities for the Latino and Jewish Communities (Q&A at 3:30 pm)
3:45 pm — Jacob Monty — Opportunities in community housing and the mission of the Center for Latino & Jewish Relations
4:15 pm — Wrap up and Invitation to the Networking Mixer at the Cambria Hotel McAllen Convention Center

Guest Speakers Include:

Celina Vásquez — Blinn College Professor and Democratic National Committee representative

Dr. Peter Tarlow — Director for CLJR and the chairman of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

Jacob Monty — Houston Attorney

Idan Schwartz — Cultural Attaché of the Israeli Consulate in Houston


Advance online registration is $15 and $20 at the door. Space is limited.

Price includes registration, coffee, tea, and water, fruit, pastries and afternoon reception.

Our Sponsors

Classic Homes, Frost Bank, Plains Capital Bank, and LaVidaValle.com.

Cambria Hotel & Suites is offering a rate of $89 plus tax for participants.



Venue Phone: (956) 618-7207

Venue Website:

701 South Ware Road, McAllen, Texas, 78501, United States