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Virtual Jewish World: Réunion, France

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
Tel. 262-237-833

Hotel Astoria
16 rue Juliette Dodu
St. Denis, 97400
Tel. 262-200-558
Fax 262-412-630

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.