Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn
Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn, a native of Brazil, has dedicated his rabbinate to help people return to Judaism. His Master's thesis at the Hebrew Union College was an in depth study and research project into the history and lives of Crypto-Jews.
Having written myriad articles and a basic guide to Judaism (in Spanish and Portuguese), Rabbi Cukierkorn has promoted Jewish studies and has officiated at almost 500 conversions in his 18 year rabbinate.
Rabbi Cukierkorn's important international work was featured in a documentary " The Longing" as well as in articles in Jewish publications in the USA and abroad.