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jerusalemphotoRabbi Juan Mejía was born in Bogotá, Colombia.  After discovering the Jewish roots of his family, he embarked on a spiritual journey that lead him back to the religion and the people of his ancestors.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the National University of Colombia and a summa cum laude Master´s Degree in Jewish Civilization from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.   He received rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in NY.  He plans to devote his life to the Torah education of both Jews and descendants of anusim wherever they may be.  He lives with his wife and daughter in Oklahoma City, OK.  He was recently appointed as the coordinator for the Southwest for the Jewish non-profit organization Bechol Lashon.

To contact me click here or email me at juan@koltuvsefarad.com

Articles

(Los Nuevos Judios: The Plight of the Anusim)
by Juan Mejía
Presentense Magazine,
number 0, April 2006

(Colombian Rabbi Igniting a Revival)
by Caitlin Kelly
New York Daily News,
May 2006

(In Spain our name was "Messiah")
by Yair Sheleg
Haaretz, October 2 2007

(בספרד קראו להם משיח) [in Hebrew]
by Yair Sheleg
Haaretz, Octubre 2 2007

(Juan Mejía: colombiano, descendiente de marranos y próximo a ser rabino)
by Martín Kalenberg
Semanario Hebreo of Montevideo, June 19 2008

(36 under 36: Juan Mejía)
by Sharon Udasin
The Jewish Week, April 30 2009

(Rabbi Educates Crypto-Jews about their History)
by María Cortés González
El Paso Times de El Paso, TX, July 31, 2009

(Be´Chol Lashon Podcast)
by Dennis Yibarra
Be'Chol Lashon, September 2009
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