Return of the Exiles


Argentinian Jews have been returning to Israel consistently for several decades. Many came in the early years of the State to live on kibbutzim.

Aliyah to Israel has swelled a number of times over the past 70+ years in response to Argentina’s frequent political and economic crises and antisemitic terrorism.

More than 10,000 Argentine Jews have immigrated to Israel since 2000, looking for a more stable economy. Despite that exodus, Argentina still has the largest Jewish community in South America, and the seventh largest in the world.

Today, the Argentine community in Israel is believed to number around 70,000 people, the largest Latin American group in the country.