When Castro took control of Cuba, he put curbs on religious practice, forcing Azriel Weitz to write to the Forverts, begging for Passover supplies.
The repairs are part of an initiative by the city ahead of the 500th anniversary of its founding.
Cuban Jewish leaders met with Alan Gross, a Jewish-American contractor in prison in Cuba.
The United States called on Monday for the immediate release of an American contractor jailed for the past four years in Cuba, saying his continued captivity on the communist-ruled island was “gravely disappointing.”
The results of a biopsy released by the Cuban government raises hopes that Jewish American contractor Alan Gross does not have cancer, his lawyer said, but his family still wants his own physician to examine him.
Alan Gross, the American government contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state, could be suffering from an untreated cancer, according to an independent review of his medical records, his U.S. lawyer said on Tuesday.
Two Cuban Jewish leaders visited jailed American contractor Alan Gross and said they found him in “good spirits.”