The Archives of the Jewish Community of Ecuador

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2014.185
  • RG-68.184M
1 Jan 1939 - 31 Dec 1972
Level of Description
  • English
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

61,811 digital files,

56 microfilm reels (partially digitized), 35 mm

digital images,

Archival History

Arkhiyon ha-merkazi le-toldot ha-ʻam ha-Yehudi


Source of acquisition is the Arkhiyon ha-merkazi le-toldot ha-ʻam ha-Yehudi (Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP)). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received this collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in Sept. 2014.

Scope and Content

Contains records of various Jewish communities and Jewish organizations in Ecuador. Includes records of the laws and constitution of Ecuador mainly dealing with immigration regulations, minutes and reports of the Board of Directors, correspondence with and between community members and Jewish organizations such as the World Jewish Congress and other organizations, lists of community members, commemoration books, circulars, photographs of various festivities, reports and invitations from the B'nai B'rith Lodges in Asuncion, Bogota, Caracas, Havana, La Paz, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Santiago de Chile, records on Zionists activities in all Jewish communities in Ecuador, documents regarding restitution from Germany to the community members, and various materials like Hebrew poems written in Siberia, German theater manuscripts, the Ecuadorian painting exhibition catalog, newspaper clippings dealing with Arab-Jewish-British conflict in Palestine, and other newspaper clippings in German.

System of Arrangement

Arranged in 19 series: 1. Status and laws; 2 Minutes and reports of the Board of Directors; 3. Correspondence and lists of memebers; 4. Bookkeeping, Finance; 5. New community building, 6. Community members; 7. Education Commission and Youth Activities, 8. Library; 9. Welfare; 10.Old Age Home (Hogar de Ancianos); 11. Jewish Association in Quito (Cumunidad de Culto Israelita); 12. B'nai B'rith, Quito, 13. World Jewish Congress; 14. KKL (Keren Kayemet Leisrael) Jewish National Fund; 15. Zionist Federation Ecuador (federation Sionista Del Ecuador); 16. Consulate Israel, Quito; 17. Quito, Personal materials; 18. Jewish Association in Guyaquil (Cumunidad de Culto Israelita); 19. Miscellaneous materials.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Arkhiyon ha-merkazi le-toldot ha-ʻam ha-Yehudi

Corporate Bodies



This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.