Passport to Peoplehood: The Caribbean

Explore the rich Jewish heritage of the Caribbean, and a new, diverse perspective on Hanukkah.


The Caribbean Slideshow

Discover the Jewish history of the Caribbean.

Caribbean Slideshow Script (PDF)

Caribbean Educator Background (PDF)

Hanukkah Slideshow

What do the Maccabees and pirates of the Caribbean have in common?

Hanukkah Slideshow Script (PDF)

Hanukkah Educator Background (PDF)

Art Project

Secret Menorah

Create a real menorah that is curiously small—and deeply connected to Jewish history.


Fried Plantains

Fried plantains are one of the universal foods of the Caribbean, and there’s no better time to enjoy them than Hanukkah!


Menorah Worksheet

The Torah commands Jews to create a menorah with distinct branches that are part of a united whole. What can that teach us about the Jewish community—and ourselves?

Articles about The Caribbean

A selection of articles from our Jewish Diversity Archive, the world’s largest online archive of material about ethnically and racially diverse Jews. Explore the archive >