Religious and Jewish issues

The main synagogue in Madrid is Bet Kneset (Synagogue) Beth Yaacov, located in the 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 festivals of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Bet Knesset, 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 Jews exiled 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 can contact the Rabbinate or Secretary office.

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