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Jamaican Jewish heritage—conservation of Jamaican Jewish cemeteries

Jamaica landscape and ruins

The earliest Jewish immigrants, fleeing the Spanish Inquisition, left Spain and Portugal for Spanish Town in Jamaica. Later, Ashkenazi Jews from England and Germany. Ultimately, there were as many as 21 Jewish cemeteries on the island. Efforts supported by the Caribbean Volunteer Expeditions to restore these cemeteries are nearly complete.


The Forgotten Jewish Pirates of Jamaica

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Travel and Leisure

Viewed June 24, 2016

Also read

Dignified Slumber: The restoration of Jewish cemeteries in Jamaica

By Rhona Lewis

The Jewish

June 20, 2016

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