Jewish Cubans, Cuban Jews, or Cubans of Jewish heritage, have lived on the island of Cuba for centuries. The Republic of Cuba (ˈkjuːbə or) consists of the island of Cuba (the largest and second-most populous island of the Greater Antilles) Isla de la Some Cubans trace Jewish ancestry to Marranos who fled the Spanish Inquisition, though few of these practice Judaism today. Cubans (Cubanos are people inhabiting or originating from Cuba. Marranos or Secret Jews were Sephardic Jews (Jews resident in the Iberian peninsula) who were forced to adopt Christianity or The Spanish Inquisition started and was established in 1478 by Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile to maintain Judaism (from the Greek Ioudaïsmos, derived from the Hebrew יהודה Yehudah, " Judah " in Hebrew יַהֲדוּת Yahedut There was significant Jewish immigration to Cuba in the first half of the 20th century. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Like others, many Jews left Cuba for the United States after the coming of Fidel Castro, and today there is a large community in South Florida. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born August 13 1926 is a Cuban revolutionary leader who was prime minister of Cuba from December 1959 to December 1976 and then president until In modern Cuba there are many communities of Middle Eastern descent, including Jewish and Lebanese populations. The Republic of Cuba (ˈkjuːbə or) consists of the island of Cuba (the largest and second-most populous island of the Greater Antilles) Isla de la The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية
In February 2007 the New York Times estimated that there are about 3,500 known Jews living in Cuba, most of them (about 1,000) living in Havana . Havana ( IPA: aˈβana officially Ciudad de La Habana, is the Capital city, major port and leading They also state that Cuba has only one kosher butcher shop on the entire island and not a single rabbi, and that "This small Jewish presence [in 2007] is in stark contrast to the bustling community that existed before Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. Rabbi (pronunciation, although in English usually) in Judaism, means a religious ‘teacher’ or more literally ‘my great one’ when addressing any master The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In those days, there were 15,000 Jews and five synagogues in Havana alone" . A synagogue (from Greek: grc συναγωγή transliterated synagogē, "assembly" he בית כנסת beit knesset, "house of The article also writes: "After Mr. Castro took power and nationalized private business and property, 90 percent of the Jewish population, many of them business owners, fled the island, and the remaining 10 percent were largely not observant" and that "Even though Israel is the only country with which Cuba has cut off diplomatic relations, there is no evidence of anti-Semitism in Cuba. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. " Adath Israel is the only Orthodox synagogue in Cuba. Adath Israel, located in Havana is the only Orthodox Synagogue in Cuba.  On December 2006, the Cuban Jewish community celebrated its 100th anniversary. 
"Jewban", "Juban", "Jewbano", or "Jewbana" is an ethnic nickname originating in South Florida. It was probably coined by Bernardo Benes in the 1960s. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. As president of Miami's Cuban Hebrew Congregation, Benes chose Jewban as the name of the synagogue's newsletter. The Temple of Beth-Shumel Cuban Hebrew Congregation is a Synagogue used by Jewish Cuban expatriates in Miami Beach, Florida.
The term is used in a positive, self-identifying manner by Jewish Cubans, Cubans of Jewish heritage, and Jews of Cuban heritage. It is also used as an Internet domain name (http://jewban.org/) by Jewish Cuban Connection, a non-profit relief organization. A non-profit organization ( abbreviated "NPO" also "not-for-profit" is a legally constituted Organization whose objective is to support or engage In 1999, actor and playwright Frank Speiser debuted his one-man play Jewbano about growing up half-Jewish and half-Cuban in Brooklyn. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. Although primarily used in a positive sense, some confusion has arisen in the past where "Jewban" has been misinterpreted as an ethnic slur, or as a political statement (i. e. "Ban Jews"). In 2003 the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles attempted to withdraw a "JEWBAN" vanity plate which had previously been issued to Tabares Gomer, a Jewish Cuban, arguing that the plate could be considered anti-semitic. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. A vanity plate or personalized plate (US prestige plate, private number plate, or personalised registration (UK or custom plate Antisemitism (alternatively spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism; also rarely known as judeophobia) is the Prejudice against or hostility The department later relented and permitted Gomer to keep the license plate.