Post Tagged with: "Cuba"

In Guantanamo’s Jewish Community: Mission Accomplished

In Guantanamo’s Jewish Community: Mission Accomplished

From February 28 to March 8, 2013, the JCCSF sent a group of 16 people to Cuba. It was at least the 12th mission to the island nation and on every trip the JCCSF groups have made contact with the Cuban Jewish communities. This time their visit included the capital city of Havana, but also the southernmost […]

Hemingway in Cuba with Brad Rosenstein Live from Kanbar Hall

Hemingway in Cuba with Brad Rosenstein Live from Kanbar Hall

Curator Brad Rosenstein enchanted the audience with a multi-media presentation on Ernest Hemingway’s years in his beloved Cuba.  Film clips stills, and Rosenstein’s eloquent narrative cover Hemingway’s turbulent romantic life, marlin fishing escapades, and, of course his literary output including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Old Man and The Sea.  This is a don’t miss for […]

‘Got Balz?’ A Family Film About Baseball, Bar Mitzvahs, and the Cuban Embargo

‘Got Balz?’ A Family Film About Baseball, Bar Mitzvahs, and the Cuban Embargo

Once upon a time there was a boy. An Austrian boy, who fled  the Holocaust with his mother and sister in 1941 and ended up in Cuba. Two years went by before the family made it to the United States. He studied hard, worked hard, and made good. One could say he exemplified the American […]

DOS HERMANOS: Two Cuban Brothers and The American Friend

DOS HERMANOS: Two Cuban Brothers and The American Friend

It was toward the end of our week in Havana … that Coqui took me into his confidence and told me of ‘Pedrito,’ his half-brother, who had left the island with his parents in the early ‘60s shortly after Fidel assumed power. “I always knew I had a brother over there,” he told me. “About 20 years ago someone told me that Pedrito, my dad and stepmother were all in San Francisco.”