The Jews of Cuba: Journeys, Stories, Poems
Hosted By: Qesher
This will offer a broad perspective on the Jews of Cuba drawing on historical scholarship, ethnography, and literary and artistic visions. Start with a close look at the formation of the first Jewish communities in the early twentieth century and examine the rise and fall of these communities after the Cuban Revolution. The revitalization of Jewish life since the 1990s will lead you to the present day and to how Jews continue to assert their presence on the island in challenging times. During this talk, spend time exploring the nostalgia felt by Jewish Cubans who left the island but could never forget their beloved Cuba.
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