The Miracle of Cuba: 50 Years After the Revolution, Cuba is Experiencing a Real Rebirth of Jewish Life

By Julian Voloj

JDC International Centre for Community Development, 2008

In light of the 50th anniversary of Cuba's revolution, the author covers the history of the Jewish community in Cuba. He begins by writing about the influx of Jewish immigrants after the Spanish American War in 1898, followed by the construction of Cuba's first synagogue in 1906. The author moves on to cover the disappearance of any form of religion from Cuban society and government, and the amendment to the Constitution in 1992 that officially shifted Cuba from an atheist country to a secular one. After this amendment, Dr. Jose Miller, with help from the American Joint Distribution Committee, prompted what the author declares as the renaissance of Jewish life in Cuba.

Topic: History, Culture, Immigration, Renewal and Renaissance

Name of Publication: JCCenters.org

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Cuba

Language: English

Copyright Holder: JDC-Europe

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Bibliographic Information:
Voloj, Julian. The Miracle of Cuba: 50 Years After the Revolution, Cuba is Experiencing a Real Rebirth of Jewish Life. JCCenters.org. JDC International Centre for Community Development. 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3777


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