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Just in Time for the Holidays, Jamaica Lands Permanent Chabad Presence
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A grandson picks up where his grandfather left off, with his wife and ideas to propel the community forward
Caribbean Islands Offer Sand, Sea—and Full Access to Jewish Services
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Eleven Chabad couples now call the Caribbean region home, with more on the way
Chabad’s involvement in the Caribbean dates back nearly 60 years to 1957.
Grenada Gets Permanent Rabbi, Enhancing the Flavor of the ‘Spice Islands’
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Chabad couple arrives to jump-start Jewish life and services, mainly for students there
Groundbreaking Unearths Jewish ‘Firsts’ for Puerto Rico
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New facility for locals and tourists will offer a synagogue, a mikvah and more space
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New center, with mikvah, will serve many more residents and visitors
New Puerto Rico Welcome Center Champions Judaism in Old S. Juan
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Amy Tarshis was wandering through the streets of Old S. Juan in January when she saw a man with a skullcap and a beard. With just three hours until her plane, she decided to add a new dimension to her Puerto Rico birthday trip, and approached him for a blessing.
Yucatan Tropical Storm Sets Sights on Mexican Resorts
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As Tropical Storm Rina churns off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, residents of the resort town of Playa del Carmen have boarded up their homes and are staying indoors, patiently waiting for the erratic low pressure system to pass.
Far-Flung Communities Anticipate High Holidays in Caribbean
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Warm balmy winds won’t be the only thing wafting across the Caribbean this High Holiday season, with 10 island communities – including S. Thomas, Grenada, and the Bahamas – celebrating the Jewish New Year with deeply moving prayer services, delicious kosher food and plenty of invigorating and uplifting spirit.
Caribbean Community Celebrates First Post-18th Century Synagogue
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Jewish snowbirds longing to escape the brusque winter cold now have another reason to visit the balmy Caribbean island paradise of S. Martin: This month marked the grand opening of the Dutch protectorate’s first permanent synagogue since the 18th century.
Playing and Praying in Playa del Carmen: A Young Couple Breaks Ground in Mexico
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About an hour south of Cancun and an hour north of Tulum, Mexico – smack in the middle of the Riviera Maya – sits the scuba-diving haven of Playa del Carmen. With an infusion of capital and visitors, the once-sleepy fishing village is undergoing a rapid transformation into a tourist’s paradise.
Aruban P.M. Welcomes Future Rabbis to Caribbean
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Jewish residents of Aruba, including Prime Minister Mike Eman, welcomed two Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students to their Caribbean island, using the opportunity to talk about spiritual matters and lead the visitors on a tour of the country.
Jewish Life Expands in Tropical French Paradise
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With just 400 residents, the Jewish community on the tiny Caribbean island of Martinique makes up less than .1 percent of the French territory’s population. It’s a small, but vibrant group.
Jewish Communal Partnership Sends Trucks Into Haiti
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The dispatch was made possible by grants from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief.
Jewish Organizations Direct Funds to Haitian Relief
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As heavy machinery takes the place of sniffer dogs at crumbled hotels and public buildings across the ruined Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, Jewish communal efforts are picking up the pace in delivering aid to the hundreds of thousands of survivors.
Hungry and Desperate, Haiti Coming to Terms With Shakable Earth
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Many have fled Port-au-Prince for rural villages, and those who have remained behind live amidst the dead.
Fear Takes Hold After Strong Aftershock Ripples Through Haiti
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An early morning 6.1-magnitude aftershock rumbled through the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince Wednesday, sending people fleeing into the streets as rescue crews continued their last-ditch efforts to find signs of life beneath the ruined city’s towers of rubble.
Israeli Field Hospital Treats Hundreds of Haitian Victims
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As thousands of earthquake survivors poured out of Port-au-Prince, a team from a Dominican Republic Jewish center convoyed into Haiti to hand out food and water to desperate locals and assist efforts at a field hospital.
Aid Increases as Haitian Crews Battle Against Time
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With the situation on the ground in Haiti improving ever so slightly, relief shipments continued apace, filling all 100 landing slots at Port-au-Prince’s small airport and sending a steady stream of trucks across the devastated nation’s border with the Dominican Republic.
Aid Convoys Struggling to Maintain Haitian Supply Lines
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In the wake of anarchy, violence and looting taking rein in isolated pockets across Port-au-Prince, Haiti, calls were pouring in from all corners for a Dominican Republic rabbi, whose web of contacts among local governments, foreign missions and American suppliers gave him a unique ability to push some shipments through.
Foreign Aid Making Way to Haitian Survivors
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With aid workers in place and more resources flowing into the devastated nation of Haiti, efforts at reviving its decimated populace kicked into high gear Friday and Saturday.
Dominican Volunteers Launch Haitian Aid
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A Dominican Republic Jewish center has assumed a supporting role in the Haitian relief efforts.
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