Community in Cayman Islands - World Jewish Congress
Cayman Islands

The Chabad Cayman Jewish Community Center estimates that roughly 600 Jews, mainly retirees, young professionals, and families with young children, currently live in the Cayman Islands, 

WJC Affiliate
Jewish Community of the Cayman Islands

Contact person: Rabbi Berel Pewzner

P.O. Box 11852
Grand Cayman, KY1-1010
Cayman Islands

+1 345-516-4474

Social Media:
Facebook: Jewish Cayman
Instagram: @jewish_cayman


According to, the Jewish community of the Cayman Islands began to emerge in the 1970s, as local Jews began to come together to study, worship, and support each other in the continuity of their Jewish heritage. Two particular Jews, named Harvey and Ruth, who were originally from Jamaica, lovingly hosted weekly Friday night gatherings in their home for many years.

By the mid-2000s the local Jewish population had grown to necessitate organized High Holiday services, communal Passover Seders, and formal instruction for children.


The small community on the Cayman Islands – a British overseas territory in the Caribbean that consists of three islands – has grown in recent years. In addition to the permanent Jewish residents, there are also Jews from abroad who spend part of the year there.

Community Life

The local Chabad provides counseling services, officiates marriages, and runs the Judaica shop that sells menorahs, mezuzahs, tefillin, and other ritual items.

Religious and Cultural Life

The Chabad Cayman Jewish Community Center gathers the Jewish population together to celebrate individual and community Simchas, Jewish holidays, weekly Shabbat services, and dinners at the Beit Hillel Chabad House. The Chabad Center also established The Cayman Mikvah and an eruv for observant community members.

Kosher Food

Please refer to for an extensive list of kosher food options, including supermarkets and kosher hotels. On the Islands are a Chevra Kadisha, a Cayman Kosher Food Co-op for both year-round and Passover services, a Kosher Certification Agency, and a Shabbat meal service.

Jewish Education

The Cayman JCC serves as the home for all educational programs of the community, including JUDA Enrichment for ages one through five, the Weekly Cayman Hebrew School for ages five to 11, CTEEN Club (ages 11-18), and the Cayman Jewish Learning Institute Adult Education courses.

The local Chabad also offers one-on-one study sessions on a variety of Jewish topics, Bar/Bat Mitzvah lessons, Hebrew reading, and weekly women's study groups.

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Information for Visitors

In addition to its endless natural visitor hotspots, the Cayman Islands has numerous museums designed for people of all ages, including the Cayman Turtle Centre, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, the National Trust Parrot Reserve, and the Skull Cave in Cayman Brac.

Relations with Israel

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