November 24-25, 2014
9th International сonference “Jews in a Changing World”
devoted to the 25th anniversary of the restoration of the Jewish community in Latvia
Venue: Riga Jewish Community Center, Skolas 6
Photo report from the opening ceremony of the Riga Synagogue after renovation. 26.08.2009.
Together with the rest of the World we express our anger and revolt to unashamed and inhuman actions of terrorists as well as those forces that protect criminals and in any way encourage them by means of instigating hatred and war.
The Youth Centre of the Riga Jewish Community, with support of the Lo Tishkach Foundation, undertook a project in October of 2009, the goal of which is surveying of all Jewish cemeteries and mass graves in Latvia.
For decades the Riga synagogue on Peitavas street has been the center of religious life for Latvian Jews. After the renovation that was finished this year, it became an attractive sight for tourists as one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings in Riga.
In late November the Riga synagogue took on another meaning – it became a concert hall.
On the 3rd of July an event to mark the The Day of Remembrance of Victims of Genocide against the Jews took place in Riga, at Gogola street 25.
Riga Jewish Community Congress took place on the 24 of March. 118 delegates from 18 organizations attended the congress.
The chairperson of the Riga Jewish Community Arkady Suharenko brought to the attention of the delegates major trends of the activities of the community.