In Memoriam

   We deeply regret to announce the death of Alexander Bergman (30.05.1925 – 12.01.2016)

- a prominent Latvian lawyer and public figure, chairman of the Latvian Jewish society of former prisoners of ghettos and concentration camps. In 1941-1945 Bergman was a prisoner of Riga ghetto, Kaiserwald and Buchenwald concentration camps. His autobiographical book “Notes of an Untermensch” is an eyewitness account of the fate of Riga's Jews during the Holocaust.
 

Commemoration ceremony in Rumbula

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Council of Jewish Communities of Latvia would like to inform that

Commemoration ceremony
dedicated to anniversary of the massacre in Rumbula forest

will be held on November 29, 2015, at 14:00

President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis will take part in the ceremony.


Rumbula is one of the biggest sites of mass killings of Jews in Europe.
On November 30 and December 8 of 1941, the Nazis and their local collaborators have killed in Rumbula forest more than 25,000 Latvian Jews from the Riga Ghetto and approximately 1,000 German Jews transported here by train.

 

Harpsichord recital on Februar 9

      Riga Center for Early Music, Latvian Academy of Music and Riga Jewish Community

invites

Harpsichord recital

David Shemer (Israel)

Program: Johann Sebastian Bach

9 February at 19.00

JCC, Skolas iela 6

Maestro Shemer is one of the leading world harpsichordists, founder, music director and conductor of the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra.

Admission is free.

 

Snowflakes in Riga are in the form of the Star of David!

    Everyone knows that snowflakes contain six points. Look how amazing they were today in Riga!

12.01.2015

 

 

International сonference “Jews in a Changing World”

       November 24-25, 2014

                                                       Riga, Latvia

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

Program

Information about video of lectures

 

 

News

Statement after murder of Eyal, Gilad and Naftali

03.07.2014

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.

Jewish youth participate in Lo Tishkach project

28.12.2009

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.

Musical evening in the Riga synagogue

02.12.2009

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.

The Day of Remembrance of Victims of Genocide against the Jews

03.07.2009

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

24.03.2009

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.