Since 1996, Rabbi Guershon Kwasniewski has been the religious Leader ofSIBRA – Sociedade Israelita Brasileira de Cultura e Beneficência – in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He attended rabbinical studies at the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary in Buenos Aires, Argentina and at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem, Israel and will soon receive his Smichá. Rabbi Kwasniewski is also Journalist and Speaker. He is a member of the Inter-Faith Dialogue Group of Porto Alegre. He is married and has two children.
Rabbi Uri Lam is the spiritual and community leader of Sociedade Israelita da Bahia (SIB) in Salvador, Bahia St, Brazil. He holds a M.A. in Philosophy from PUCCAMP São Paulo and a B.A. in Psychology at the University of São Paulo. He is also a publisher and translator, parts 1 and 2 of Maimonides’s Guide of the Perplexed (Moreh Hanevuchim) – the first comprehensive translation to Portuguese; Part 3 is underway. Rabbi Lam is the founder of the Forum for Jewish-Catholic Dialogue of Bahia.