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Omer Lachman

Jewish migration, the Land of Israel in the first four decades of the 20th century, American and Latin American Jewish history.

I am a doctoral student at the Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry in the department of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I completed my Master’s degree in the department of Israel studies at Haifa University. During the years 2011 – 2016, I served as a research assistant at the Institute for Israel studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
My research interests are Jewish migration, the Land of Israel in the first four decades of the 20th century, American and Latin American Jewish history. My master thesis: “The Jewish Immigration from Eastern Europe to Mexico 1900 – 1939: A Demographic Profile”, written under the guidance of Professor Gur Alroey, examines the composition of East European Jewish immigrants to Mexico, with a comparison to the Jews who immigrated to Mexico from Syria.
My Dissertation, under the guidance of Professor Eli Lederhendler, deals with the involvement and activity of American Jewish organizations among Jewish Immigrants outside the U.S during the years 1921 – 1929. I believe that this project will enable to shed light on the response of the organized American Jewry to the challenges and difficulties of the Jewish migration after the U.S closed its gates.