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Youth of the Patronato
Youth of the Patronato Jewish Community Center, Havana

Jubilado: adjective - retired

After thirteen years online, this website is being retired.

In the "Contents" page you can find links to some of the more interesting and relevant topics covered over the past few years.

When we started this website in 1998, there was very little information online about the Jewish population of Cuba. Our initial purpose was simply to provide historical information. Soon, with the help of June Safran, Stan Cohen, and others, we began to provide information for individuals and groups who wished to visit a congregation in Cuba. Now there are dozens of trips annually, and dozens of websites on the topic of Jewish Cuba.

But we were the first, and we are proud of that. We also helped set up the first website for an individual in Cuba, and still provide hosting for Cuba's only Orthodox synagogue.

Below are links to the contents page and the photos page. Some of the information is outdated and we will be reviewing all of the articles, almost 100 pages of them, in the next few months.

In the meantime we encourage you to visit a site we helped create, and initally sponsored. It has now grown in sophistication and relevance and we refer you to this site with confidence:

Cuba-America Jewish Mission

The links below go to archival material on

Chief Photographer
Tatiana Santos Méndez
(Cuba and Florida)

Richard Smith
(Virginia - United States)

Senior Consultant
Eitan Behar
(Cuba and Israel)


Department of State
This website is listed by the US Interests Section
of the Department of State as a resource for information on Cuba.