Category: Judaism

For more than 200 years, the Jewish Community of Komarno has been the scene for the Jewish citizen’s communal, religious, and cultural life. Before the Holocaust, there were over 2000 members, today this number has considerably decreased. In 2001, the community introduced the CHALON-WINDOW programme. Within the framework of that it has opened it’s gates to Jewish people of South Slovakia and West Hungary.

Sim Shalom Congregation is the first and only Progressive/Reform Jewish congregation in Hungary. We trace our history back to the late 1980s when a group of young Jewish professionals and intellectuals decided to start exploring their Jewish roots. In twenty years that tentative community has grown into an active congregation. Its members and supporters number 200-300. It has a full-time Rabbi, founding member Katalin Kelemen. It has a historic Torah scroll and a beautiful Torah Ark, designed and decorated by artists in the congregation.