Ha-Sefer [El Libro]

2 yellowed pages from book displayed side by side. On the left is the cover page featuring a small drawing by Rembrandt in the lower right. On the right side is a handwritten dedication reading "La Habana, 18 de septiembre de 1958. Dedicadoo a los lectores de la biblioteca por la comision de bilioteca de la Casa de la Comunidad Hebrea de Cuba.".

Ha-Sefer [El Libro]. Número Extraordinario. Órgano oficial del Patronato de la Casa de la Comunidad Hebrea de Cuba. August 1958. Havana, Cuba. Jewish Diaspora Collection, Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, Special & Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.
Partnership with Biblioteca del Patronato de la Casa de la Comunidad Hebrea de Cuba.

La Casa de la Comunidad Hebrea de Cuba, was built by the Jewish community of Havana in 1955. The center, designed by Cuban architect Aquiles Capablanca, was built to meet the needs of the city’s expanding Jewish population. In addition to providing a gathering space, the center housed the synagogue and its library. That same year, the library director, Abraham Marcus Matterin, launched the journal Ha-Sefer (El Libro) with the aim of chronicling the establishment and growth of the library, as well as engaging readers in its materials. In the aftermath of the large-scale Jewish exodus from Cuba in the 1960s, the journal ceased publication.

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