Our mission is to celebrate, explore, and raise awareness of the Jewtino experience. Through the design of our immersive programs, retreats and workshops, participants of all backgrounds are able to deepen their understanding and engage in critical discussions about Latino diversity in the Jewish community.
Our vision is a more inclusive and informed Jewish community that values the diverse experience of Jewtinos. We also aim to develop young Jewtino leaders with the hope of increasing the representation of Jewtinos in senior leadership positions within Jewish community organizations.
Our name, JEWTINA (jo͞o-tēnə), is a portmanteau, combining the words Jewish and Latina, that describes the experience of intersecting Jewish and Latina identities.
While the word JEWTINA represents our cultural identity, Y CO represents our organizational values.
CO-MUNIDAD: Holding space for everyone in our community.
CO-NECCIÓN: Connecting Jewtinos of all backgrounds to one another to strengthen our network.
CO-EXISTENCIA: Creating spaces to examine the intersectionality of our identities in different spaces and at different times.
CO-OPERACIÓN: Cooperating with other Jewish organizations to help inform their understanding of the complex Jewtino experience.
CO-NSERVACIÓN: We are committed to the conservation of the Jewtino story. Together we work to ensure that our dynamic heritage is not lost.