Archive for Category: "Viva Cuba!"

After Sandy: New JCCSF Group to Visit Cuba

After Sandy: New JCCSF Group to Visit Cuba

When a hurricane coils itself up across hundreds of miles of ocean and unleashes its power upon the land, it does not recognize geographical borders. Political distinctions — even less so. Before Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast of the United States this week, it hurtled across the eastern side of the island of Cuba […]

A Heart Called ‘Home’: An Interview With Cultural Anthropologist Ruth Behar

A Heart Called ‘Home’: An Interview With Cultural Anthropologist Ruth Behar

“I have been obsessed with loss for a very long time. I am in also in awe of the Jewish world that the Jews created in Cuba in a very short period.’

Viva Cuba! Vibrant Culture Represents the Soul of a Nation

Viva Cuba! Vibrant Culture Represents the Soul of a Nation

Maybe you’ve drunk a nice, cold mojito or two. Perhaps you’ve admired the smooth moves of a Cuban dancer — or fallen into the arms of one.  Despite the political, if not geographical distance that has existed between the United States and Cuba since the 1959 Revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power, most Americans […]

Judaism and Global Identity: Photo Exhibits To Showcase Communities Around the World

Judaism and Global Identity: Photo Exhibits To Showcase Communities Around the World

Where do Jews live?

While today’s Jewish population centers are Israel and the United States and Jewish lineage is often talked about as being Ashkenazi or Sephardi and sometimes Mizrahi, such simplified borders don’t reflect the multifaceted ethnic, cultural, and racial diversity of the Jewish people.