Sunday, November 19th at 12:00 pm on ZOOM
“Jewish Cuba” with Abel Hernandez Eskenazi
This presentation will present a panoramic view of the whole Jewish presence in Cuba since the first group of Jews that arrived in Cuba until today. It will emphasize the different historical periods of the Cuban Jewish Community, the presence of Jews in different cities of the country, the most important Jewish places, and the most important Jewish personalities.
Abel Hernández Eskenazi was born in Havana, Cuba, on November 24, 2000. He graduated in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering from the Technological University of Havana “CUJAE”, in July 2023, with an award for his scientific activity as a student. He is the author of two articles in scientific journals related to electronics and participated as a speaker in two international scientific events. He obtained the “Relevant” award at the Cuban History Forum, at the university, with the work “Impact of Jewish Personalities in the History of Cuba”.
He is an active member of the Jewish Community of Cuba and runs various activities. He is part of the Torah study group, the leadership group of the Youth Organization, and is one of the leaders of an Israeli folkloric dance group called “Emunah.” Abel attended the Maccabi World Games in Israel, competing in the sport of Karate and won a gold medal in 2017 and a bronze medal in 2013 and 2022. Abel also works as a part-time tour guide, visiting the Jewish sites of Havana with visitors from different countries. If you are ever in Cuba, give him a ring!
Please RSVP to Beth Nelson at Beth@hcrj.org or call 713-782-4162
Zoom link will be sent by November 17 once you have RSVP’d.