About Paul Rockower

Paul Rockower is a journalist, who writes about Jewish communities in far-flung places. His series “Tales of a Wandering Jew” was published in the Jerusalem Post and his articles have appeared in numerous Jewish newspapers. His journalist and traveling endeavors have taken him to nearly 45 countries. Paul previously served as Press Officer for the Consulate General of Israel of the Southwest, directing media and public diplomacy outreach across the five-state region from 2003-2006. He is currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. His photography exhibition, “The 21st Century Family of Man” (www.21cfamilyofman.com) is currently on display at the USC Annenberg School for Communication.

The Jews of Tijuana (Part Two)

By November 17, 2009

On the following Shabbat morning, our tale resumes at the Congregacion Hebrea de Baja California, the shul of Rabbi Carlos Salas. I was ferried across town by Benjamin Camacho-Mora, and his son Abraham, a member of Rabbi Salas’ congregation. On … Read More

PHOTO ESSAY: The Jews of Tijuana

By November 13, 2009

Journalist Paul Rockower spent several weeks visiting and studying the small but charismatic Jewish community of Tijuana, Mexico. In addition to creating this photo gallery, he wrote an essay about his experiences which you can read here. For more photos, … Read More

The Jews of Tijuana (Part One)

By November 12, 2009

The second part of this story will run next week. There is an also an accompanying photo gallery here. They say the Pacific Ocean has no memory. Perhaps that was what the Jews who arrived here centuries ago sought: to … Read More