The repairs are part of an initiative by the city ahead of the 500th anniversary of its founding.
“Hatuey: Memory of Fire,” originally written in Yiddish, became a hit in Havana. Turns out that Jewish culture is more popular in Cuba than you might think.
Havana has a kosher butcher. And he’s survived decades of communism. It’s all thanks to a letter from none other than Fidel Castro.
Amid the sparkle of the Purim Ball in Havana, Cuba, Judy Bolton-Fasman’s mother thought she met her soulmate — and danced through the night with handsome Manuel.
On a recent Friday night inside this city’s Beth Shalom synagogue, Aliet Ashkenazi, 25, stood draped in a blue-and-white prayer shawl leading prayers in a mix of Spanish and near-perfect Hebrew.
Cuban officials plan to make a statement this morning about the fate of Alan Gross, a Jewish contractor held in a Cuban jail for almost three years.
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Daniel Libeskind’s ‘Wheel of Conscience’ in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Courtesy Canadian Jewish Congress.
When I heard that Leslie Starobin, a Boston-based artist, was looking for first generation Jewish immigrants from Latin America for her series of montages called “The Last Address,” I got in touch with her. She was thrilled to hear from a Cuban-American Jew — a so-called Juban — and felt it was fortuitous that I was virtually right in her backyard.