Five pages of photographs with personal comments
(All photos copyrighted
by Richard Smith. No commercial or other use without permission
except by subjects of the photos and their families.)
Typical Saturday activity at the Patronato. On the left Adela is surrounded by a group of visitors from a synagogue in Boston. Pavel has just conducted a tour and is standing in the middle of the road. David Prinstein, on the right, is waiting for his family. Other congregants stand around and catch up on the news.
Weekday action in the street outside the Patronato. The Patronato is only a block away from Linea,
one of Havan's main roads, and there is extensive traffic in the neighborhood.
Jose Levy Tur, shown with his daughter, is leader of Havana's Sephardic congregation.
The women's group at the Patronato has a meeting. Membership has increased extensively in the past years.