Religious and Jewish Issues

The main synagogue in Madrid is Beth Kneset (synagogue) Beth Yaacov, located in the CJM Community Center where the community carries out religious services.

Throughout the year regular religious services and special services are organized for the festivities of the Jewish calendar, which are celebrated according to the Sephardic Orthodox rite. Additionally, Ashkenazi religious services are offered at Bet Knesset Beth Yaacov during the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur festivities.

Bet Kneset, which translated from Hebrew means “house of assembly or congregation,” is the place where Jews gather to pray and study. It is believed that its origin dates back to the sixth century AD, when the exiled Jews in Babylon established places to meet, pray and study the scriptures, at specific times. Upon returning to the Land of Israel, they brought with them this custom, which has continued throughout history.

For more information regarding religious services, you may contact the Rabbinate office or the CJM Secretariat.


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