Cuba Tag

The Ma'ani Center, sponsored by Shavei Israel and the Office of the Ministry of Culture, and with the backing of “Higanu Habaita” (“We Arrived Home”; meetings for and by new immigrants to support diverse cultures and communities, share experiences, as well as to make new friends) hosted a presentation by the researcher Mrs. Eugenia Farin Levy, author of four...

Shavei Israel Chairman spoke to Israel Radio - IBA News about his recent trip to Cuba where he learned more about the contemporary Jewish community on the island as well as its Bnei Anousim roots. Approximately one thousand Jews live in Cuba today, but many...

[caption id="attachment_6637" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Synagogue in Cuba"][/caption] Like many of the Caribbean islands, Cuba also received its first Jews inhabitants when they sailed along with Columbus at the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Ben Frank provides a thorough background in Hadassah magazine. The first Anousim arrived in...