19 2013

Jewish Cuba Presentation

9:30AM - 11:00AM  

Temple Emanu-El 514 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Adult Ed presents: Jewish Cuba Presentation, Sunday, May 19, 2013, 9:30am

While the history of Jewish communities in Europe is well known to many American Jews, there are many Jewish communities in the world that are little known to us. The Adult Education Committee invites you to attend a program on The Jews of Cuba.

Laurie Tishler Mindlin, Director of the Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation went on a Mission to Jewish Cuba along with 25 other Directors of small Jewish Federations from across the US this past February. She returned filled with enthusiasm after observing and enjoying the Jewish community’s history and resurgence of Jewish life.

They visited the sites of Jewish Havana and met with a host of committed Jewish leaders who are reviving and rebuilding Kehillot after 40 years of “anti-religion” communist rule. They learned about their challenges and opportunities, what the American Jewish community has done to help out, and how we, in the Merrimack Valley, might be a part of their  future. They were changed by this experience and would like to share it with you. This is a real opportunity to learn about Jewish history and experience outside the diaspora that we’re familiar with.  As always, a breakfast will be served at 9:30 am and the program will start at 10 am.


 Please RSVP to Nancy 978-373- 3861 or
for planning purposes although “drop-ins” are always welcome.