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History of the Cayman Jewish Community.

History of the Cayman Jewish Community.

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About Cayman

The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas territory in the Caribbean Sea. It is an ideal business jurisdiction; sophisticated, stable, and strategically located only one hour from Miami and 3.5 hours from New York City. The Cayman Islands have earned the ranking of the 6th largest global financial center and the world’s number one hedge fund jurisdiction, as well as a world-class vacation destination.

What sets Cayman apart from the rest of the Caribbean is that it has a world-class infrastructure, excellent schools, medical facilities and every conceivable form of entertainment. Cayman offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle with over half of the residents being expatriates from around the globe.

Cayman Jewish Community

The Jewish community of the Cayman Islands started to emerge in the 1970's as local Jews began to come together to study, worship, and support each other in the continuity of their Jewish heritage. "Harvey and Ruth" who were originally from Jamaica, hosted and led much of the programing, including weekly Friday night gatherings.

By the mid 2000's the local Jewish population had grown to necessitate High Holiday services, Communal Passover Seder's and formal instruction for the Children.

Local Lay-leaders reached out to Chabad Headquarters and requested a Chabad presence in Cayman, A Chabad Center was subsequently established to serve the needs of the Jewish population and to lead the expansion of Jewish life on the Island.

There are an estimated 300-500 Jewish persons living permanently on the island, including many retirees, young professionals and some 30 young Jewish couples with children.

We enjoy a committed and diverse community that gathers together to celebrate individual and community Simchas, major Jewish holidays, Shabbat services, we evolve as a warm and vibrant Jewish community.

If you are new on island or considering a move to Cayman, feel free to drop us a line and join in for the many ongoing programs.


Unlike traditional synagogues, Chabad Cayman does not ask for annual membership dues, we are a member supported organization and welcome your contributions.

Click here to partner with Chabad Cayman, please note that every dollar donated will be solely to providing quality and enriching programs to both visitors and our local community, our continued growth is made possible by the support we receive from friends like you.

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Rabbi Berel and Rikal Pewzner

Chabad Cayman Jewish Community

info@jewishcayman.com

345.516.4474

 

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