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Liepaja Jewish Religious Community

Jewish community activities in Liepaja were resumed in 1989. Since then, the city’s small Jewish population has its own centre, which hosts various Jewish activities; the celebration of holidays, classes for children, and clubs for the elderly. Today the community numbers 185 people.

Projects in cooperation with Uniting History Foundation

  • In 2019, the community opened a Social Centre supported by the Uniting History Foundation. Today, the Social Centre helps 45 members of the Liepaja Jewish Community. Elderly and destitute members of the community receive comprehensive support — assistance in purchasing food and medicine, in paying utility bills - which can amount to half their pension in winter - as well as support in household matters. Equally important is the community’s participation in the lives of elderly people — visiting them at home and organising holidays and events.
  • The Social Centre collaborates with the Hesed Social Centre at the Riga Jewish Community to coordinate the distribution of aid to members of the Jews of Liepaja effectively.

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