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Comunidad hebrea de La Habana Beth Shalom

Calle I entre 13 y 15. Vedado. Habana | Vedado, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8328953
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Jewish life in Cuba

Although there are two other synagogues in town (a Sephardi one nearby and an Orthodox in the old... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
GranZorro
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Zug, Switzerland
Great Kabalat Shabbat experience

We went there for Shabbat services with my partner and we felt welcomed and had a great experience... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
Patagonik8
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Dallas, Texas
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle I entre 13 y 15. Vedado. Habana | Vedado, Havana, Cuba
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+53 7 8328953
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Although there are two other synagogues in town (a Sephardi one nearby and an Orthodox in the old town), this is the main community building and the largest congregation. We experienced an unusual (for us) but beautiful Friday evening service conducted by a female and...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We went there for Shabbat services with my partner and we felt welcomed and had a great experience. The service is all singed and with transliteration in the modern conservative prayer book. Afterwards we stayed for a nice Shabbat meal (bring $15 to pay for...More

5  Thank Patagonik8
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

Since we were on a Jewish mission, we were fortunate to have an audience with Adela Dworin and the head of the Hebrew school. Adela is a key player in the Jewish Cuban community and can answer most questions. The synagogue is a lovely structure...More

4  Thank shapgo
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Reviewed January 25, 2017

A welcoming synagogue, with an active, youthful congregation. A friendly place. Friday evening service at 6 p.m. had lots of singing. Interesting to see how the sabbath is celebrated in Havana. Enjoyed seeing the stone from the Warsaw ghetto too.

4  Thank diotimadancing
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Reviewed May 1, 2016

The Beth Shalom Ashkenazi Synagogue in Havana is very impressive. It has a large sanctuary with movable pews. We went there during the day and the pews were along the wall while the sanctuary was being used for a community event. We returned on a...More

7  Thank Dennis D
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Reviewed April 9, 2016

Really important to stop by and say hello and leave a little tzedakah if you can (they'll provide you with a receipt!). Note that the sanctuary is now rented out for an arts school during the week. They have shabbat services mostly led by the...More

3  Thank JonnyMoosh
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is the biggest Jewish community center in Cuba. there's a synagogue attached to the center, and it is fully functioning with a visiting Rabbi who comes from other parts of Latin America to hold services. The center supports a free pharmacy which anyone in...More

5  Thank PMGFPT
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Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is the center of Judaism. There are approximately 1300 Jewish people in Cuba. Havana has a small Jewish community. This is a modern Synagouge situated in Verdado. Built in 1959. We were given a short tour in the yewish section and had a chat...More

5  Thank Armando M
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Reviewed January 13, 2015

Havana has a small Jewish community. This is the largest and most modern Synagouge situated in Verdado. Built in 1959. We phoned first and met some of the office bearers at the Synagogue. We were given a short tour and had a chat. Nice folks...More

4  Thank manunited45
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is the center of Judaism in Havana. There are approximately 1300 Jewish people in Cuba. They will give you a nice tour and tell you about Jewish life in Cuba. Be sure to bring some basic medical supplies to given them for their weekly...More

8  Thank Travel-from-GA
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