The Annual Fr. Dorta- Duque, SJ Memorial Tombola event is a three day festival open to the community at large. Tombola traces its history to Cuba as early as 1919 in Colegio de Belén. Since its revival in Miami in 1968 this annual tradition brings together the Belen families and the surrounding community for a weekend of fun and camaraderie.
The 51st Tombola will take place on February 8-10, 2019. The Culinary Extravaganza is the kick-off event for Tombola weekend on Friday night in the Garrido Family Plaza. This event features some of the city’s most diverse and popular restaurants with exciting wine pairings. On Saturday evening, adults will have another opportunity to gather at the 8th Annual Wine Tasting in the Saladrigas Art Gallery. Throughout the weekend the stage in the Garrido Family Plaza will showcase the many talents of our students ranging from music, dance, and theater.
“Tombola truly strengthens the bonds of friendship and helps support the Belen Scholarship fund which provides many deserving young men the opportunity of a Belen Jesuit education,“ said Father Guillermo García-Tuñón, SJ, President of the school.
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain. The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline. In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty. The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow. Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.