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#38661 - 07 April 08 10:43 am - America/Chicago Jewish Community In Belize?
ilana Pearlman Offline
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Registered: 08 August 07
Posts: 36
Loc: San Francisco, CA, USA
Does anyone have any information on a Jewish Community in Belize? I know there aren't any synagogues but I am really curious...I have met only a couple Belizean Jews--however, there are jews buried in a Corozal cemetary and there is apparently a small, old, Jewish cemetary on Amerbris Caye...I'm guessing most Belizean Jews were converted, since neighboring countries like Mexico and Guatemala have synagogues and Jewish communities...

I'd love any information, especially for those who attend a synagogue perhaps in a neighboring country...

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#38662 - 09 April 08 5:59 am - America/Chicago Re: Jewish Community In Belize?
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Registered: 13 November 03
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Loc: Belize City and Placencia
Just a few handfuls in each district. British Honduras gave out over 600 visas for Jews to escape Nazi Europe during the war and invited the displaced after the war to immigrate to and settle in the Mtn Pine Ridge. The Ackermans settled in Corozal. The old Jewish cemetary is along the Belize River between Belize City and the Intl airport and for 6 members of one family, the Levy's from Hanover Germany, died around 1860's. None converted as you suggest, but married into Belize familes and assimilated, each family in its own way.
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