Founder & President of the Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project
During the mid-19th century, a group of Moroccan Jews immigrated to Cape Verde, an archipelago of ten islands off the coast of Senegal, to escape deteriorating economic conditions and pursue new opportunities. The Jews prospered in Cape Verde through international commerce, shipping, administration and other trades, and were often considered pillars of the local economy.
To honor the memory and to document the legacy of the many Sephardic families and their descendants in Cape Verde, WMF is partnering with the Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project to survey archives in Cape Verde and Portugal, as well as conduct interviews with descendants. Join us to learn more about this work and the important history of Cape Verde's Jewish community.
This project is made possible with support from The David Berg Foundation.
Founded the non-profit Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project, Inc. (CVJHP) to honor the memory and document the contributions of the many Sephardic Jews who immigrated to Cape Verde from Morocco and Gibraltar in the 19th century. Goal is to restore dilapidated burial grounds, document the Jewish legacy, and promote Jewish heritage tourism in this small predominantly Catholic country off the coast of Senegal. CVJHP is a 501 (c) (3) organization. I volunteer my time and services to achieve CVJHP goals.