Ec Chaim – Synagogue and Centre for Progressive Judaism of the Jewish Community of Warsaw
The Jewish Community of Warsaw, with a branch in Lublin, is one of seven organizations forming the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland. Anyone, with at least one Jewish grandparent, can become a member, based on the so-called “Law of Return”.
The Jewish Community of Warsaw continues the tradition of the pre-war Jewish Communities, therefore fulfiling the mission of self-government. Presently the Community has about 700 members and their number is constantly growing.
Members of the Community are both young and elderly, professionals and seniors – anybody, who wants to be a part of the Community and work towards its success, can join. Everyone can find their own living space, regardless of their level of religious devotion. The Community is not an orthodox organisation and its members practise both traditional and liberal Judaism.
The Community also serves as an organizer of events for the local Jewish population which aims at creating a wide range of social, educational and cultural activities.