Jewish Gauchos

Poster for Jewish Gauchos At the turn of the twentieth century, philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsch purchased land in Argentina to provide a refuge for Jews fleeing Russia. These Jewish agricultural communities allowed for the first Jewish gauchos- Jewish cowboys. This quaint South American musical film classic, created as a sort of Latin “Fiddler on the Roof” story, is taken from the 1910 novel by Alberto Gerchunoff. It provides a fascinating look at the pioneers of Argentinean Jewry, their town of Moisesville and the origins of what would become a thriving Jewish community.

Original title:
Los Gauchos Judios
110 minutes

Shown at

  1. Encounters With Jewish Cinema - 2011
  2. Jewish Latino Film Series - 2018

2 Responses

  1. Phan says:

    Dear sir, dear Madam,

    I would like to know if it is possible to get this film in english subtitles?
    Thank you so much

    Best regards,

    Vy Phan

    • jewishfilmfests says:

      Not that I know of, but here is a workaround that uses machine translation of auto-generated text
      1. Go to
      2. Click the “CC” (closed caption) icon at the bottom of the video
      3. Click the settings icon (little cogwheel icon at the bottom of the video
      4. Click “Spanish (auto-generated)” link in the Subtitles line
      5. Click “Translate captions”
      6. Choose “English” and click OK

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