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Life isn’t Always a Beach: The Story of the Jews of Cancun with Rabbi Mendel Druk
November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Our Jews around the World series continues on Sunday, November 1 at 2pm on Zoom! Rabbi Mendel Druk, rabbi at the Chabad Jewish Center of Cancun, will present, “Life isn’t Always a Beach: The Story of the Jews of Cancun”!
Launched in the summer of 2007 by Rabbi Druk and his family, Chabad in Cancun has become the number one source for all things Jewish in Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula. You can view the Center website here.
This program will be on Zoom. Please RSVP to Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org.
Did you know this about Cancun?!
- Cancun is divided into three districts: Downtown Cancun, the Ecological Reserve, and the Hotel Zone. Downtown Cancun is a great place to learn about the locals and a less expensive place to shop with several flea markets. The Ecological Reserve is home to Mexico’s largest genuine ecosystem – and there are many tours that explore the area. Cancun’s Hotel Zone is a popular tourist area with shopping and beaches.
- When Cancun was first developing in 1970, there were only three residents living there. Today, there are more than 700,000 residents in Cancun.
- Since the beaches are made with crushed coral, the sand is never hot no matter how high the temperature is.
- Over 1/3 of Mexico’s tourism revenue is generated by Cancun.