Sunday Salon: La Comunidad
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: ONLINE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM
Sunday Salon Series
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Sylvia Gurinsky — La Comunidad
Sylvia Gurinsky, local historian, guide for Context Travel, Flamingo Gardens, the Miami-Dade County Women's Park, and co-host of the TV series "Roadside Florida," presents: La Comunidad: The Rise, Migration and Survival of Cuba’s Jewish Community in Two Countries.
For hundreds of years, while Cuba was a Spanish territory, the Jewish people could not openly practice their religion there. That changed after the Spanish-American War. For almost 60 years, changing patterns of Jewish migration resulted in a community rich in spiritual and cultural traditions. The coming of Fidel Castro to power in 1959 caused yet another migration — in large part, to South Florida. Those who stayed behind maintained the community in a different fashion.
This presentation will look at the history of the Jewish community of Cuba, the move to and adjustment of thousands in the Sunshine State, and how even time and political changes could not break established bonds.
This program is being brought to us by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami.
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