We would like to wish all the participants on the 2010 JDC Ambassadors Circle Mission to Cuba a wonderful trip.
Cuba is home to 1,500 Jews and a change in Cuban law allowing religious expression in 1991 enabled JDC to re-enter the country. Since then, JDC has supported the community’s remarkable resurgence. The majority of Jews live in Havana, with smaller but active communities in Camaguey, Cienfuegos, Guantanamo, Sancti Spiritus, Santa Clara, and Santiago de Cuba.
Since 1991, JDC has helped to provide food and medicine to the Jewish community; organized a non-sectarian medical consultation and training program; and worked to reconnect the community to its Jewish roots through Sunday school classes, study groups, and communal holiday celebrations.