Jewish community formed in Madagascar - www.jewishaz.com: Religious Life

Jewish community formed in Madagascar

JOSEFIN DOLSTEN | JTA News & Features | Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 10:00 am

Though there is no synagogue, mikvah or Jewish school in Madagascar, visitors to the African island nation can enjoy a strictly kosher meal, Shabbat services and weekly learning programs.

The Jewish community of 121 people – all of whom converted to Judaism earlier this year – can’t afford to build a synagogue. So now, one member is touring the U.S. to raise awareness and funds to bolster a Jewish presence there.

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