Synagogue Edmond J. Safra, ParisJU_admin
The Consistoire Central, the principal representative body for France’s Jewish community for the past 200 years, recently completed construction of its new headquarters, the European Centre for Judaism. A 5,000 square meter complex, it serves as a hub for the community’s intellectual, cultural, and religious activities: it offers a range of lectures, cultural events, and classes; an arts center; sports activities; and both indoor and outdoor event spaces.
Located on a beautiful corner in Paris’s 17th arrondissement, the complex houses the Synagogue Edmond J. Safra. The 430-seat synagogue is the principal place of worship of the Chief Rabbi of France. The Foundation’s support for the construction of the synagogue continues Mr. Safra’s legacy of supporting the Consistoire, including a significant donation he made for the construction of the Consistoire’s former headquarters building.