Madagascar

Madagascar kulanu

In summer 2016, Kulanu facilitated over 100 conversions and a number of weddings in Antananarivo, after the Malagasy community had been developing their Jewish practice for many years. Following an intense two year study period, which Kulanu oversaw, the beit din was headed by Rabbi Achiya Delouya, a Morocco-born Orthodox rabbi living in Montreal. A local river nearby served as the mikveh.

The community leaders are chazan Touv’yah, Ashrey Dayves, and Petoela. There is no dedicated synagogue building, so the community meet in Touv’yah’s home, led by Touv’yah and Ashrey, and in another location led by Petoela. Petoela also teaches regular classes on Sundays.

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Antananarivo, Madagascar

Official language: French

Local language: Malagasy

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