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Rabbi Arthur Segal’s love of people, humanity, and Judaism has him sharing with others “The Wisdom of the Ages” that has been passed on to him. His writings for modern Jews offer Spiritual, Ethical, and eco-Judaic lessons in plain English and with relevance to contemporary lifestyles. He is the author of countless articles, editorials, letters, and blog posts, and he has recently published two books:

The Handbook to Jewish Spiritual Renewal: A Path of Transformation for the Modern Jew

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A Spiritual and Ethical Compendium to the Torah and Talmud

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CUBA + DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SYNAGOGUES: RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: JEWISH SPIRITUAL RENEW

CUBA + DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SYNAGOGUES: RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: JEWISH SPIRITUAL RENEWAL
 
Shalom:
The below is not meant to be an exhaustive study into the Jewish communities of CUBA or of the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
 
It is just some quick pictures, address and hints on their locations.
 
Santiago de Cuba,Communidad Hebrea Hatikva (Conservative), Corona 273, e/Habana y Los Maceo, ,Santiago de Cuba, 90100,Tel: (53) (22) 686180  or (53) (22)-624913, E-mail: hatikva@chh.ciges.inf.cu    http://jewishcuba.org/hatikva  Corona Street, if you are at the main square of Santiago, with your back toward the Cathedral, and facing the City Hall on the street that the city hall is on, and face left, and walk away from the City Hall and the Square, within 2 or 3 short blocks you will come to Corona Street. Turn right. Take Corona, until it seems to dead end at a T intersection. Take a left turn for a half of a block, and a right turn, and you will be back on Corona St. Walk two short blocks, look at the numbers on the building, and 273 on the right in the gated, blue and white synagogue. Knock on the door for entrance.
 
Cienfuegos Cuba Shul, Calle 39 #5001 e/ 50 y 52 . It is very easy to find. Start again at the main square. Face the Cathedral. Walk along side of it to its right along a pedestrian shopping street. Walk this to the end to the Main Boulevard. Cross this street and walk straight. In about two blocks, take a right turn on 39th street. Walk a block or so until you intersect 52th street. [in Cienufegos, the odd streets run on way, and the even run the other way, so the shul is on 39th street, between 50th and 52nd Street.}. It is on your right. #5001. Look for a door with a mezuzah and ring the door bell.
 
Havana Cuba has 3 synagogues that are open.
 
.1) El Patronato - la Casa de la Comunidad Hebrea de Cuba (Conservative) Synagoga and Beth Shalom (Conservative),Calle I Esq. 13, Vedado, Ciudad de la Habana, CP 10400, Cuba.,Tel:  ,Email: beth_shalom@enet.cu  , patronato_ort@enet.cu   ,Adela Dworin, president, This is in New Havana, aka Vedado section, minutes from the famous Nationale Hotel. Next door is the Bertolt Brecht     Jewish cultural center. {Brecht was a Jewish Marxist German play write}
 
 2) Centro Sefaradi (Conservative) Calle 17 esquina E, Vedado, La Habana 10400,   E-mail: judiosefarad@yahoo.com    . This is also in the newer section of Vedado and minutes from the above Temple. Sarah restaurant is across the street. 
 
3) Adath Israel (Orthodox),Picota 52 esquina Acosta, Habana Vieja, La Habana 10100, , E-mail: adath@ip.etecsa.cu . This is in the old section of Havana, on a small street, and you'll need to stop into Hotel Raquel, in the middle of old Havana on one of its main streets, for quick walking directions. The hotel has a Jewish restaurant, and paintings, and is a 5 minute walk from the cruise terminal at Calle Amargura #103 intersecting with Calle San Ignacio.  
 
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:
It's capital, Santa Domingo, has a synagogue, gated, as many synagogues throughout the world are now, sadly. The Centro Israelita de República Dominicana is the main synagogue of the Jewish community in the Dominican Republic.    Av Sarasota 21, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic . Its near the only Tony Roma's in town on a main street, minutes by taxi from the Historic Colonial section.
 
On the north side of the country, 4 hours by car from the capital of Santa Domingo, is the town of Sosua. At the 1938 Evian Conference, Rafael Trujillo offered to accept up to 100,000 Jewish refugees; about 800 German and Austrian Jewish refugees received visas by the Dominican government between 1940 and 1945   and settled in Sosúa . The government provided them with land and resources with which they created a dairy and cheese factory, named Productos Sosúa still in existence today. Descendants of the original settlers still live in Sosúa, where they maintain a synagogue and a museum.The town was little known until tourism took off in the island in the mid 1980s. http://www.sosua-villas.com/jewish-museum/  Phone Number: (809) 571-3565 Website: http://www.sosuamuseum.org/ Location: Calle Doctor Rosen, Sosua,
 
 
 
 
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