Jewish Community

The European Commission announced in early October that Jewish life will be fostered in a Europe that was home to 9.5 million Jews before the Second World War and whose remaining 1.5 million are abandoning the Old Continent.

Chabad is proud to begin a second decade of activity in Portugal.

The history of the Jewish community of Oporto is much older than the official foundation of Portugal.

In 1143, when King D. Afonso Henriques received recognition of Portugal as an independent kingdom, the Jews had been present on the Iberian Peninsula for over a millennium.

In the center of the Algarve for over two years one can find an active Synagogue: the Ezra & Sasoon Synagogue.

The Jewish Community of Belmonte is a landmark in the history of the Jews in Portugal.