Jewish Cuba

In a world that is rife with discrimination and hate crimes, Cuba stands out as a country where antisemitism is virtually absent. Religious tolerance has become the standard after decades of oppression by the government. This project will explore faith and identity, tradition and resilience, culture and community, portrayed through the vision of award-winning Santa Monica based photographer Martin Cohen. The project has already earned the support of the three prominent synagogues in Havana: El Patronato de la Casa de la Comunidad Hebrea, El Centro Hebreo Sefaradi and Adath Israel de Cuba, the only orthodox synagogue on the island. Rabbi Shmuel Szteinhendler, Chief Rabbi of Cuba and regional director for Masorti Olami in Latin America, has also expressed his enthusiasm and support.