Communities across the Commonwealth

The CJC would not exist without our 38 communities, across the Commonwealth and from five continents. Together with our communities and on their behalf we work hard to ensure all are able to celebrate the Jewish religion, culture and maintain Jewish life safely. We do this through a number of ways, from funding Jewish programming, diplomatic engagement and campaigning.

Over thirty are across Africa, Asia and the Caribbean holding our most small and vulnerable communities often operating in dangerous environments, and some carrying out Jewish practices without a synagogue building or a Rabbi to offer any leadership and guidance. The resilience and energy of these communities are truly remarkable.

Scroll over the map to learn more about the wonderful and unique Jewish communities living around the Commonwealth.

Africa

WhereWho
Botswana
Richard Lyons
Kenya
Karen Austrian
Lesotho
Yehuda Danziger
Mauritius
Owen Griffiths
Mozambique
Lauren Wojtyla
read more
Nambia
Lawrence Pieters
South Africa
Ann Harris
Seychelles
to be confirmed
Swaziland
to be confirmed
Uganda
Rabbi Gershom
read more
United Republic of Tanzania
Yehudah Amir
Zambia
Simon Zukas
Zimbabwe
Yosi Kabli

Europe

WhereWho
Cyprus
Ami Yeshurun
Gibraltar
James Levy
Jersey
Martha Bernstein
Malta
Julius Nehorai & Gilles Pinto​
UK
Marie Van Der Zyl
Isle of Man
Leonard Singer

Australasia

WhereWho
Australia
Jillian Segal
New Zealand
Stephen Goodman
read more
Hong Kong
Michael Green (observer status)
India
Ralphy Jhirad
Singapore
Victor Sassoon
Sri Lanka
Saar Shapira

Western Hemisphere

WhereWho
Antigua and Babura
Bertram Robinowitz
Bahamas
Geoff Hurst
Barbados
Sharon & Scott Oran
Belize
Lita Krohn
Bermuda
Fiona Elkinson
Canada
Heather Feynes
Cayman Islands
George Walton
Grenada
Yvonne Davis
Jamaica
Ainsley Henriques
St Lucia
Harold D. Fine
Trinidad and Tobago
Barbara Malins-Smith
Turks & Caicos
Robert & Daniel Press

CJWN News

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