Uruguayan Jews

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  1. Gabe Saporta

    Gabe Saporta


    Gabriel Eduardo "Gabe" Saporta (born October 11, 1979) is an Uruguayan American musician, he is the lead singer and primary creative force behind the synthpop band Cobra Starship. He was previously the lead singer, bassist, and lyricist for the pop punk band Midtown.

  2. Daniel Hendler

    Daniel Hendler


    Daniel Hendler (born 3 January 1976) is an Uruguayan film, television, and theatre actor who works mainly in the cinema of Argentina, where he lives. He is known for his starring roles in films such as Bottom of the Sea, Family Law, The Paranoids, Phase 7 and award-winning Lost Embrace by director Daniel Burman, with whom he worked many times. Working on both sides of the Río de la Plata, Hendler achieved international recognition due to his awards as an actor. In 2004, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival for his performance in Lost Embrace. He made his debut as screenwriter and director with the film Norberto's Deadline in 2010. Hendler is part of the generation of actors who revitalized the Uruguayan cinema with films like 25 Watts, and is one of the regular actors of the so-called New Argentine Cinema.

  3. Jorge Drexler

    Jorge Drexler


    Jorge Drexler (born Jorge Abner Drexler Prada; September 21, 1964) is a Uruguayan musician, actor. He is a doctor specialized in otolaryngology.

  4. Lucía Topolansky

    Lucía Topolansky


    Lucía Topolansky Saavedra (born September 25, 1944) is a Uruguayan politician who has served as a Senator since 2010. Topolansky, who is the wife of former President José Mujica, was the First Lady of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015.

  5. Andy Ram

    Andy Ram


    Andy Ram (Hebrew: אנדי רם‎; born April 10, 1980) is a retired Israeli professional tennis player. He is primarily a doubles player.

  6. Adrián Caetano

    Adrián Caetano


    Israel Adrián Caetano (born 1969 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is an Uruguayan-Argentine film director, producer and screenplay writer.

  7. Marcelo Lipatin

    Marcelo Lipatin


    Marcelo Lipatín López (born January 28, 1977) is a Uruguayan professional football (soccer) player.

  8. Oscar Moglia

    Oscar Moglia


    Oscar Aldo Moglia (February 1, 1935 – October 8, 1989) was a basketball player from Uruguay. He was Jewish. He won the bronze medal with the men's national team at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He was the tournament's top scorer at the 1954 FIBA World Championship.

  9. Ricardo Ehrlich

    Ricardo Ehrlich


    Ricardo Ehrlich (Montevideo, born November 4, 1948) is a Uruguayan engineer and a political figure.

  10. Gabriel Wilensky

    Gabriel Wilensky


    Gabriel Wilensky (born April 23, 1964) is an American author, software developer and entrepreneur. He was born in Uruguay, where his Eastern-European grandparents had emigrated to before the Second World War. He is the author of the book Six Million Crucifixions (2010), which traces the history of antisemitism in Christianity and the role it played in the Holocaust.

  11. Monsieur Chouchani

    Monsieur Chouchani


    Monsieur Chouchani (?–1968), or "Shushani," is the nickname of an otherwise anonymous and enigmatic Jewish teacher who taught a small number of distinguished students in post-World War II Europe and elsewhere, including Emmanuel Levinas and Elie Wiesel.

  12. Luis Camnitzer

    Luis Camnitzer


    Luis Camnitzer (born 1937) is a German-born Uruguayan artist and academic who resides in the United States.

  13. Mauricio Rosencof

    Mauricio Rosencof


    Mauricio Rosencof (born June 30, 1933) is a well-known Uruguayan playwright, poet and journalist from Florida, Uruguay. Since 2005 he has been Director of Culture of the Municipality of Montevideo.

  14. Moshe Halbertal

    Moshe Halbertal


    Moshe Halbertal (born Montevideo, Uruguay, 1958), is a noted Israeli Jewish philosopher, professor and writer.

  15. Alejandro Stock

    Alejandro Stock


    Alejandro Stock Silberman is a Uruguayan-Spanish artist. Silberman was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1965, of Jewish-Russian origin through his mother Lidia Silberman and of Jewish-Austrian origin on his father side. Since 1993 he has lived and worked in Madrid, Spain. At an early age, he felt an artistic calling, entering his first workshop at the age of 5. He has realized a number of artistic and painting studies with the master Nelson Ramos in the Centro de Estudios Artísticos as well as different courses, fellowships and workshops in Uruguay, USA and Spain.

  16. Hugo Fernández Faingold

    Hugo Fernández Faingold


    Hugo Fernández Faingold (born 1 March 1947) is a Uruguayan political figure, who served as Vice President of Uruguay.

  17. Henny Trayles

    Henny Trayles


    Henny Trylesinski, also known as Henny Trayles (Hamburg, 4 June 1937) is a German-born Uruguayan actress and comedian who lives in Argentina.

  18. Benjamín Nahum

    Benjamín Nahum


    Benjamín Nahum (bon 1937) is a Uruguayan historian.

  19. Gabriela Acher

    Gabriela Acher


    Gabriela Acher (born 5 August 1944 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan actress and comedian, active in Argentina.

  20. Orlando Petinatti

    Orlando Petinatti


    Freddy Nieuchowicz Abramovich (born 30 March, 1968 in Montevideo), also known as Orlando Petinatti, is a Uruguayan entertainer and radio host. He is renowned for his program Malos pensamientos ("Ill thoughts"), which has been broadcast since 1991.

  21. Albert Caraco

    Albert Caraco


    Albert Caraco (8 July 1919 – 7 September 1971) was a French-Uruguayan philosopher, writer, essayist and poet of Turkish Jewish descent. He is known for his two major works, Post Mortem (1968) and posthumously published Bréviaire du chaos (1982). He is often compared to the philosophers and writers such as Emil Cioran, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Nicolás Gómez Dávila and Friedrich Nietzsche.

  22. Teresa Porzecanski

    Teresa Porzecanski


    Teresa Porzecanski (born 1945) is a Uruguayan anthropologist and writer. From an Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewish family (her father was originally from Libau and her mother from Syria), her works have included a focus on the Jewish communities of Uruguay. She is a professor at the Catholic University of Uruguay.

  23. Isaac Alfie

    Isaac Alfie


    Isaac Alfie (born 27 April 1962 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan economist.

  24. Chil Rajchman

    Chil Rajchman


    Chil Meyer Rajchman a.k.a. Henryk Reichman nom de guerre Henryk Ruminowski (June 14, 1914 – c. 2004) was a Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor; former prisoner of the Treblinka extermination camp which took the lives of 800,000 Jews during the genocidal Operation Reinhard in World War II. Rajchman belonged to a group of inmates who escaped successfully during the perilous Treblinka revolt which resulted in the camp's closure in October 1943. His Treblinka memoir titled The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoir originally in Yiddish, was published in 2009 for the very first time in German and French, without the English translation, which appeared in 2011 with the Preface by Elie Wiesel seven years after his death at the age of 90.

  25. James Goldschmidt

    James Goldschmidt


    James Paul Goldschmidt (17 December 1874 – 28 June 1940) was a German jurist who made important contributions to German criminal law and criminal procedure law. Of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, Goldschmidt was a professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin from 1919 until his retirement in 1934 due to racial policy of Nazi Germany. In 1938 he eventually emigrated to the United Kingdom, and later Uruguay, where he died in 1940.

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