Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! שלום
WHO WE ARE
CHESMA, A.C.(una "Comunidad Hebrea En San Miguel de Allende, Asociacion Civil") is an interdenominational Jewish community in San Miguel de Allende, State of Guanajuato, Mexico. We have about 120 members: one-quarter are Mexican, the rest expatriates primarily from the United States and Canada.
Our motto--'One community, many journeys'--reflects our diverse backgrounds—in language, culture, and observance. We welcome each member to express his or her unique Judaism. Be it secularly, artistically, religiously, intellectually or otherwise, we urge all Jews who are interested in being a part of a Jewish entity here in el Bajío to join with us.
CHESMA, AC is a not-for-profit umbrella organization, which remains unaffiliated with any specific Jewish movement; our lay members lead worship and fill all the other roles needed keep the community thriving.
Under this umbrella, the Traditional/Egalitarian Minyan Group, led primarily by Dan Lessner and Carole Stone, has just been accepted for membership in the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (North America's Conservative Judaism flagship), and is now a separate legal religious entity known as "Kehilla Shalom San Miguel de Allende" under IRS section 501(c)(3).