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
8 Rue de l’Est, St. Denis 97400
16 rue Juliette Dodu
St. Denis, 97400
Sources: Beker, Dr. Avi. (ed.) Jewish Communities of the World.
Lerner Publication Co. 1998
Zaidner, Michael. Jewish
Travel Guide 2000. Intl Specialized
Book Service, 2000.