By COLlive reporter
Chabad Friends of Cuban Jewry (CFCJ) has recently welcomed back from Cuba its latest visiting Shuchim: Eli Klapmann (Sydney Australia), Levi Retamal (Sydney Australia), Peretz Garelik (Crown Heights) and Moshe Spalter (S. Jose Costa Rico).
The group visited impoverished Jews scattered over 1000KM, from the capital of Havana to crossing the entire island, reaching remote places such as Cienfuegos, S. Clara, Ciego de Avilla, Camaguey, Campechuela, Palma Soriano, Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo.
They organized formal Chanukah celebrations; starting from the central Chanukah celebration in the in Vedado in center Havana, where the community was brought together for a full Chanukah spread, with song, celebration and an in depth holiday learning experience.
They also distributed Chanukah humanitarian aid kits, including all the immediate Chanukah needs, such as the menorah set of candles, dreidel as well the Chanukah brochures.
“Thank G -d, the emissaries were very successful in their multiple missions namely, as every Jewish home in this 1000km strip was personally visited, aligned with the of the famous messianic prophecy: “Ve-atem Teluktu L’Eachad Echad Beis Yisrael” – “And you, the house of Israel, will be gathered one by one”, noted Rabbi Shimon Aisenbach, Director of CFCJ.