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Comunidad hebrea de La Habana Beth Shalom

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What an unexpected experience: a vital Jewish Community!

Although we arrived to Cuba knowing that the Jewish population is only 1,200 people, we were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Arcata, California
hidden gem

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

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we arrived to Cuba knowing that the Jewish population is only 1,200 people, we were astounded by the vitality and warmth at Temple Beth Shalom. We attended a Friday night service there, and the synagogue was FULL. Afterward, there was a dinner downstairs for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pamwiltravel
Reviewed October 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank badrax
Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barb81058
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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.

Date of experience: January 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2016
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

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank MooshLA
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

Date of experience: May 2015
6  Thank PMGFPT
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Daisy G
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Yes, I do. Her mail is beth_shalom@enet.cu