A visit to the new museum of the Jewish Community of Madrid
September 26th, Madrid
The board of presidents of the Network of Spanish Jewish Quarters, which is formed by the cities of Jaén, León and Hervás, held a meeting in Madrid on September 26th in order to discuss the main lines of action during this new legislative period. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain, which generously put their premises at our disposal.
At the end of the meeting, the delegation of the Network visited the new museum of the Jewish Community of Madrid. The museum has on show a collection of documents, photographs, letters, books and objects that testify the history experienced by this community over the years, and also mirrors, as their president, Jacobo Israel pointed out, the changing fate of liberty of conscience and religion in Spain.
The museum was opened last February, coinciding with the 90th anniversary of the first synagogue of Madrid, built in the Príncipe Street in 1917.
More Information: www.comjudiamadrid.org