A Conversation with Pynchas Brener, Chief Rabbi of Venezuela

by Paul Coyer, IWP Research Professor  |  May 14, 2019  |  ARTICLES

The Jewish community in Venezuela, although relatively small, has nevertheless had an outsized impact on the country, as it tends to do in most countries of the world in which the Jewish diaspora have a presence. One of the primary leaders of the Jewish community in Venezuela for several decades has been Rabbi Pynchas Brener, who served as chief rabbi of Venezuela from 1967 until his emigration to Miami in 2011. He remains rabbi emeritus at Unión Israelita de Caracas.

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