Born and raised as the eldest son of an Aleppian-descended Jewish family in Mexico City, Isidoro Hamui found himself ill-adapted to the Jewish mainstream. After majoring in hospitality management, he traveled the globe, learned from different cultures and worked in the service industry in places like Brazil, Paris, Israel and Madrid. It was during this time that Isidoro found his passion and a lifestyle that countered the traditional way of working. As a Zionist and traditional Jew, Isidoro has studied gemara, halacha and chumash, always looking for an answer to life’s questions, even if those questions become more and more complex and the answers more simple. Isidoro believes that answers come only from within and that no one but ourselves can solve them. Languages, arts, music, architecture, photography and leisure are all part of this young man’s passions. He is currently exploring progressive ideas for the Jewish community through the creation of hip, horizon expanding options within the hospitality industry. Isidoro is interested in going beyond Mexico City’s community to connect, network and unite young Jews who are into alternative lifestyles. Last year an opportunity arose. An old synagogue in Mexico City Center opened its doors for Isidoro and Michel, two Mexican Jews from different backgrounds who are united in their aversion to the large homogenous Jewish community in Mexico. After learning about Jewish salons in Mexico City from Alan Grabinsky, Isidoro and Michel partnered with various young Jews, creating a platform to explore, network, develop professionally and create. With the additional support of a few sponsors, Hip-Purim came into being, growing Hip networking power and bringing together musicians and artists. After being the Director of the Jewish Film Festival as well as creating a Jewish Music Festival with the support of a Natan - ROI grant, Isidoro is planning to increase young Jewish participants in arts and culture.
Always interested in tikkun olam, and worried about diabetes in Mexico, Isidoro with his family developed an all natural low glycemic stevia-based sweetener. They hope to positively impact the growth of diabetes and obesity worldwide.