Welcome to the Hotel Cubana

Welcome to the Hotel Cubana

In this episode, we return to Jewish Cuba and learn about a family who is bringing kosher accommodations and humanitarian aid to the island. We speak to Cindy White who operates Chateau Blanc alongside her brother Scott Berenthal and a team of dedicated staff in Cuba. Cindy and Scott are the American-born children of Saul Berenthal who left Cuba for the United States at age 16 after the Revolution. We talk about what it means to be Juban, what Jewish life in Cuba looks like today, and how the family is helping to make Cuba known to Jews and non-Jews from around the world.

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Joy and Conversation is hosted by Dan Osborn

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