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About us: the Cayman Jewish Community

About us: the Cayman Jewish Community

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About Cayman

The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas territory in the Western Caribbean Sea. It is an ideal business jurisdiction; sophisticated, stable, and strategically located only one hour flight from Miami and 3.5 hours from New York City. It is a wonderful and safe place to live, work and raise a family. 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.

The Chabad 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, lovingly hosted weekly Friday night gatherings in their home for many years.

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 they send Shluchim to Cayman, (there are approximately 4,600 Rabbi-Rebbetzin couples serving as the Rebbe's Shluchim around the globe). 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.

Over the past 5 years our community has witnessed remarkable growth with an estimated 500 Jewish persons now living permanently on the island, including many retirees, young professionals and families with dozen's of Young Children making for a incredibly vibrant community.

We enjoy a committed and diverse community that gathers together to celebrate individual and community Simchas, all Jewish holidays, weekly Shabbat services and Dinners at the Beit Hillel Chabad House.

We hold  Hebrew School   with classes for all ages on Tuesday and Wednesday, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Lessons and Mommy and Me for toddlers, making for a quality Jewish educational experience for all.

The Cayman Jewish Learning Institute meets on Wednesday evening for stimulating Adult Study and discussion. the Cayman JLI also holds public lectures, with as many as 1500 people attending our  recent evening with Ms. Eva Schloss , the Step sister of Anne Frank.

Our legendary High Holidays services are led by the exceptional Cantor Yaniv Reifer and the Soul Key Choir from Israel, the services held at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman attract many for their uplifting and joyful spirit.

We welcome you to our lovely community, whether 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.

Membership
Unlike traditional synagogues, the Chabad Cayman Jewish Community does not require any annual membership dues, rather it is supported by local community members like you, who contribute according to their ability to the annual operating budget.

We do not receive any funding from Chabad International or any other organization and rely on you, our dear friends to help us build a brighter future for Jewish Cayman together.

Click here to partner with the Chabad Cayman Jewish Community, 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.

Thank you! 

Best

Rabbi Berel and Rikal Pewzner

Chabad Cayman Jewish Community

info@jewishcayman.com 345.516.4474 

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Rabbi Berel, Rikal, Rochel Leah and Mendel Pewzner. 

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