Brief history

Our Community was born in 1922 when some Turkish Jewss immigrated to the region and they decided to create a framework for the development of The Jewish life in this area. Among them, there was David Levis, who was the founder of the synagogue in Manzanillo. There was a two- story building. The Rabbi lived in the first floor and the Temple was in the second floor.

After the 60´s, due to the immigration of most of the members of the Community, the synagogue was abandoned and little by little it was destroyed. The remaining people kept contacts with an office in Prado 260, in Old Havana, which informed us about the celebrations during the year. The products for Pesaj were distributed through Dr. Mechulam. After that, all the contacts were lost, until 1997 with the aid of Roberto Senderowitcsh and the Hebrew Community of Santiago de Cuba. And after that, with Diego Memdelbaum with whom we started visiting the synagogue in Santiago de Cuba during Shabat and some other festivities. We often visited The Patronage and we participated in the Majanot.

Then, we continued with Ivan and Cynthia, they helped us to develop our first Kabalat Shabat and we participated in the welcoming of groups in Santiago de Cuba. Nowadays we celebrate some festivities and at least one Shabat a month with all the Community.

   
 

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