The province of Entre Ríos played a privileged role in a process through which, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, thousands of Jewish immigrants left behind persecution and fear to find hope in a land promising freedom and work.

The Jewish Colonization Association (J.C.A.), founded by Baron Maurice de Hirsch, helped in setting the foundations of the Jewish colonization in Argentina at the time, based on an agricultural project developed in several provinces of this country.

This initiative led to the settlement of numerous towns –such as San Gregorio, Villa Domínguez, Carmel, Ing. Miguel Sajaroff, Villa Clara and Basavilbaso, among others- and the creation of many schools, hospitals, temples, libraries and cooperative associations, many of which are still active.

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Barón Mauricio de Hirsch
VILLA DOMÍNGUEZ
VILLAGUAY
VILLA CLARA
INGENIERO SAJAROFF
CARMEL
BASAVILBASO
SAN GREGORIO