This webinar, led in Spanish by Dr. Daniel Fainstein on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 7:00-8:30P.M. - Israel time. 12:00 – 13:30 EST – 5:00-6:30 GMT, will explore structural and conceptual issues regarding the status of Jewish Studies in Latin-American Jewish schools. Due to structural elements emanating from various sources, Jewish Studies have become fragmented and irrelevant subjects rather than a space for the exploration, experience, creativity, comprehensive study of Jewish identity and the dilemmas faced by young people today. We argue that if this issue were approached in a systematic manner without resorting to partial solutions, we could re-think a space for Jewish Studies and their function as framework for the construction of our students' 'cultural memory'.