The Jewish Community of Porto


The Jewish Community of Porto assertively serves as a central hub for Jewish life and heritage in Porto, Portugal, providing essential services, fostering community connections, and preserving Jewish identity and traditions.

Assertively, the community fulfills its mission through various initiatives:

  1. Religious Services: The Jewish Community of Porto organizes regular prayer services, including Shabbat gatherings, holiday observances, and lifecycle events such as weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs. These services uphold traditional Jewish customs and practices, offering members opportunities for spiritual enrichment and communal worship.
  2. Educational Programs: The community offers educational programs and classes on diverse aspects of Judaism, including Torah study, Jewish history, and religious traditions. These programs aim to deepen members’ understanding of their faith and heritage, empowering them to live meaningful Jewish lives.
  3. Cultural Events: The Jewish Community of Porto hosts cultural events such as concerts, lectures, art exhibitions, and film screenings to celebrate and promote Jewish culture and heritage within the community and the broader Porto region. These events contribute to the enrichment of local cultural life and foster intercultural dialogue and understanding.
  4. Social Activities: Social activities and gatherings are organized to foster connections and friendships among community members. These may include communal meals, social outings, and volunteer opportunities, creating a sense of belonging and mutual support within the community.
  5. Community Outreach: Engaging in outreach efforts, the Jewish Community of Porto raises awareness about Judaism and Jewish heritage in the local community. Through public events, open houses, and educational initiatives, the community strives to build bridges of understanding and promote tolerance and respect for diversity.

Through its dedicated efforts, the Jewish Community of Porto contributes to the preservation and vitality of Jewish life and heritage in Porto, fostering a vibrant and inclusive community where Jewish identity and traditions are cherished and celebrated.