Dear Mr Lindo,
    Over the last year and a half I have been doing a Family tree ,I discovered that My Grandmother Lillian Harvey Lived Beside a Jewish Cemetery In Animal Hill just above Lucea in Hanover,It was the first Residential Area Before Lucea Harbour Had Homes,There is a Tomb with Levy on it ,This was mentioned In Lorna Goodisons Book (FROM HARVEY RIVER) my Great Great Grandfather Was Theodore Harvey son of William Harvey 1767 Westmorland. I am The next door neighbour to Janet Delvaille. whom i believe you know well. I am somewhat leaning to all Historical Events in Jamaica and I went To Munro College in 1958 TO 1963 I obtained a distinction in History at senior Cambridge level, My reason for my input Is that I suspect that you might be into Family trees and would like any help that you can give me,My Tree is now up to 422 members ,but I am unable to Move off shore with it.

  • Jose M. Castel

    Having grown up in Kingston, Jamaica and having had my Bar Mitzvah in the same synagogue, I can certainly relate to the sentiments expressed by Mr. Lindo and I commend him for his excellent account of the Jews in Jamaica and for his efforts on behalf of our beloved synagogue. I was recently in Kingston for the funeral of my uncle, The Hon. Mayer Matalon. His state funeral was held in the synagogue and I was pleased to see old friends as well as politicians and other digniftaries assembled in that beautiful building.

    On a personal note, I do remember the Lindo clan, although they were all younger than me. One scene that sticks in my mind is that of Mr. Lindo, the father, coming to pick up the boys at Pat DeSousa’ school. The father would count the boys as they entered the car, but they would play tricks on their father and exit the car on the other side, come around and be counted again.

    • Wilfred Lindo

      Thank you for your comments. I was saddened to learn of your uncle’s passing. I knew him well, and he will be greatly missed not only by the Jewish community, but by all Jamaicans.
      sa a matter of fact, I mention him in talks that I give to various organizations, about “Growing Up Jewish In Jamaica”.

      And yes, you are right, my parents certainly had a challange raising 8 boys, and we were very mischievous!!!!!.  

  • Louise Smith

    Hi, My great grandmother was a in Jamaica – I am desperately trying to trace my Jewish roots, and would really appreciate any thoughts you may have on the Lindos in Jamaica.
    I can be contacted on. Louise786@btinternet.com


    Louise, x