by Steve Lipman
In Cuba for the first time on an educational mission a few months ago, businessman-philanthropist Steven Tisch told his guide he wanted to visit some of the Jewish sites in Havana’s small Jewish community.
Tisch ended up at Temple Beth Shalom, the de facto headquarters of Cuban Jewry, where he spent a few hours speaking with Adele Dworin, the community’s head. She told her visitor about Jewish Cuba’s history, culture and increasing viability in recent years...The Cuban government has allowed greater religious freedom in recent decades, and organizations like B’nai B’rith International and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee have an active presence there...more.
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