The Virtual Jewish History Tour
By Ariel Scheib
La Reunion (Bourbon Island) is a French-controlled island in the Pacific Ocean east of Madagascar. France took over and colonized the island in 1673. Virtually all Jews in La Reunion are located in St. Denis and are of Sephardic origin. There is both a synagogue, Communaute Juive de la Reunion (community center), and a kosher hotel, Hotel Astoria. High Holiday services and a communal Seder are held in the synagogue. Today, there are approximately 50 Jews living in La Reunion.
Communaute Juive de la Reunion