Cuba’s Jewish community has shrunk over several decades, but bolstered by the efforts of organizations that support it spiritually and financially, it is more vibrant than at any time since the 1959 revolution.
The “predominant” organization assisting the 1,500-member community, largely centered in Havana, is B’nai B’rith. Through its Cuban Jewish Relief Project, it has refurbished synagogues, donated religious articles, provided aid, and sent missions since 1995.
“These truly are missions,” said project vice chair Stuart Cooper during a Feb. 21 program sponsored by the men’s club at Temple Beth El of Somerset. He and his wife, Karen, also a project board member, spoke about their experiences on seven missions. Stuart also spoke to NJJN in a phone interview...more.