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Comunidad hebrea de La Habana Beth Shalom

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while looks like the community is very small this gem was out of the way and historically worth the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
badrax
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Experience Jewish Havana: Past and Present

TURISMO JUDAICO offers a unique, well planned opportunity to see many Jewish sites in Havana, Cuba... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barb81058
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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Calle I entre 13 y 15. Vedado. Habana | Vedado, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 3 days ago

while looks like the community is very small this gem was out of the way and historically worth the photo opportunity

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

TURISMO JUDAICO offers a unique, well planned opportunity to see many Jewish sites in Havana, Cuba in a very personal way. At the same time, a majority of the fees charged for the tour go directly to the local Jewish community. This is a win-win...More

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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

1  Thank GranZorro
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

6  Thank Patagonik8
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

5  Thank shapgo
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
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

8  Thank Dennis D
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
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

6  Thank PMGFPT
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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