The Hispanic Affairs department at the Consulate General of Israel, led by Mr. Gabriel Baredes, aims to strengthen relations between Israel and the Hispanic communities in Florida and Puerto Rico. Presentations of Israeli dignitaries, Israeli film screenings, as well as political activities and cultural exchanges are some of the activities conducted under the Hispanic department.
Gabriel is also in charge of the relations with the Christian communities of Florida and Puerto Rico and mutual support activities we share year after year. Since 2011, Gabriel has been in charge of organizing the Chanukah and Christmas celebration; approximately 500 people from the Jewish, Christian, and other communities usually participate and celebrate together both holidays making unforgettable moments.
Gabriel Baredes worked at the Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires, Argentina for 14 years and was responsible for public relations across Latin America. He has contributed to many publications about Israeli literature, history, and art. Gabriel was responsible for the Israel’s involvement in the International Book Fair held in Argentina, an activity he introduced to the Consulate curriculum when he arrived to Florida.
In 2002, Gabriel relocated to Miami and took on the creation of a Department of Hispanic - Israeli relations at the Consulate General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico. A qualified teacher, Gabriel graduated with honors from Miami Dade College and holds a B.A.S. in Supervision and Management in Business Administration and he is currently seeking his Master Degree in Management at Nova Southeastern University. Gabriel is fluent in Spanish, Hebrew, and English.