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  • Jewish Community of Oporto

    Official Website

    Citizenship

     

  • Community

    The community includes about three hundred Jews

    from more than thirty countries. 

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    Community

    The Oporto Rabbinate is recognised by

    the Rabbanut Harashit of Israel.


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    Community

     

    More information  here

     

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    Kashrut

    The Jewish Community of Oporto is able to provide
    members of the Community and Jewish visitors or
    tourists with various options in terms of kashrut.




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    Kashrut

    The project is coordinated by the Rabbinate
    of Oporto whose supervision is recognised
    by the Grand Rabbinate of Israel.

     



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    Kashrut

    There are several kashrut structures in

    existence or soon to be created in the city.


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    Kashrut

      

    Kosher food list here

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    Tzedakah

    The Jewish Community of Oporto gives tzedakah
    and promotes social justice via a vast network
    of organisations

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    Tzedakah

    The Community provides Shabbat meals to Jewish
    families who currently do not have the resources
    to prepare their own.

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    Tzedakah



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    Tzedakah



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    Tzedakah



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    Settlement

    HOUSING & INVESTMENT 

     Airbnb  The best alternative for hotels

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     Casa Sapo  The biggest website for real estate in Portugal

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     Custo Justo  The biggest platform to buy and sale goods between individuals

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     Era Real Estate Agency  Real estate franchise

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     Fortera Group  Fortera Group is specialized in property acquisition, development and management. The group has extensive experience in locating real esate opportunities and the management of the process from A-Z while keeping the focus on maximum yield.

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     Imovirtual Platform to buy and rent goods between individuals

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     Remax Real Estate Agency  Real estate franchise

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     Uniplaces  Often used by students who need a room for several months

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    EDUCATION  

     Jewish nursery of Oporto Contact the Jewish Community of Oporto in order to know the Jewish Nursery planning.

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     Hebrew Oulpan Learn how to speak Hebrew with a native Israeli professor who organizes Oulpan class once a week for beginners.

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     The Oporto British School The Oporto British School is an independent, British day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. The school meets all the requirements of the Standards for British Schools Overseas.

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     Lycée Français International
      de Porto
    Le LFIP est lié au réseau mondial de l'AEFE (Agence pour l?Enseignement Français à l'Etranger) par une Convention. L'homologation du LFIP par l?AEFE comme établissement d'enseignement français atteste sa conformité aux programmes, aux objectifs pédagogiques et aux principes fondamentaux de l?enseignement public en France. Le LFIP accueille les enfants de la maternelle au lycée.

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     University Fernando Pessoa Health Sciences: Análises Clínicas e Saúde Pública; Ciências da Nutrição; Ciências Farmacêuticas; Enfermagem; Fisioterapia; Medicina Dentária; Terapêutica da Fala.
    Human and Social Sciences:Ciência Política e Relações Internacionais; Ciências da Comunicação; Ciências Empresariais; Criminologia; Gestão Comercial e Contabilidade; Psicologia.
    Science and Technology: Arquitectura e Urbanismo; Engenharia Informática; Engenharia Civil; Gestão da Qualidade, Ambiente e Segurança.

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     University of Oporto Faculties: Architecture; Fine Arts; Sciences; Nutrition And Food Science; Sports; Law; Economics; Engineering; Pharmacy; Arts; Medicine; Dental Medicine; Psychology And Education; Science; Biomedical Sciences; Porto Business School
    Degrees: Bachelor's Degrees And Integrated Masters Degrees; Masters Degrees; Doctoral Degrees; Lifelong Learning

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    Settlement

    INTERNSHIP & VOLUNTEERING  

     

     Placement in Portugal Portuguese start-up organization, trying to help international graduates and young professionals to find an internship in Portugal, which matches their skills, education and preferences.

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     Praxis network Praxis is the European Centre for Project/Internship Excellence.

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     TX Training experience Training Experience offers students the opportunity to gain international work experience with the objective to enhance the potential of young professionals.

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     Erasmus internship Portugal ErasmusIntern.org is a web platform where companies and organizations can offer their internship vacancies to individuals seeking international opportunities. ErasmusIntern is a project of the Erasmus Student Network.

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     ESN Volunteering Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is a non-profit international student organization. Our mission is to represent international students, thus provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students.

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    Tourists

    The Community offers solutions in terms
    of kashrut and mikveh and has a Synagogue
    in operation and a Jewish museum.


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    Tourists

    For security reasons, Jewish tourists
    wishing to participate in the religious
    services of the Synagogue must inform
    the Community in advance.

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    Tourists

     

    Hotels near the synagogue:

    Hotel da Música with a Kosher Restaurant (1 km)
    Hotel Portus Cale Quality Inn (300 metres)
    Hotel Crowne Plaza Porto (600 metres)


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    History

    In 1923, Captain Barros Basto, an officer of the Portuguese army who had converted to Judaism, was the founder of the Jewish Community of Oporto, together with Jewish merchants who had recently immigrated from Lithuania, Poland, Germany and Russia. Aware that Jewish Community of Oporto was the pillar and the logistical and moral foundation of the ''Rescue Work'' and determined to turn Oporto into a "religious beacon" for the Portuguese Crypto-Jews, Barros Basto raised funds to build a synagogue in the city of which the Crypto-Jews could be very proud. The Kadoorie Mekor Haim Synagogue was inaugurated in 1938.

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    History

    The construction of the synagogue began in 1929 and dragged on for almost 10 years. During this period the Captain was the target of a process known as the "Portuguese Dreyfus" and the community disintegrated. The Crypto-Jews felt they had lost their charismatic leader and they return to a clandestine belief. The great synagogue of Oporto, built within a grandiose project, had lost its raison d'être, even before being inaugurated. The «Rescue Work» was greatly weakened in the year 1938. In a way, it had almost collapsed.

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    History

    Captain Barros Basto died at a time when, with the exception of the community of Belmonte, which kept the ritual traditions and the Jewish family spirit at weddings, the majority of the crypto-Jewish families in other parts witnessed the weakening of religious ties, the assimilation and the intermarriage with non-Jews, circumstances that were irreversibly exacerbated during the following decades with the advent of the open society.

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    History

    In 1961, the great historian Cecil Roth asked "What is to be done with this Synagogue [of Oporto]? "He would be surprised by the answer given by Marilyn Flitterman, one of the community's oldest members in 2017: "It is heart-warming to see how important the Synagogue has become since the days I first knew it, 50 years ago. At that time, there were very few people who went there, only my family and a few others. It was a big beautiful building, almost always empty. Now the Synagogue is always full of life and has a new purpose in welcoming the descendants of Jews who fled five centuries ago to other countries. The Mekor Haim Synagogue has fulfilled its destiny and that makes me very happy.''

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    The Jewish Community of Oporto today includes a mix of old and new families. In the last years the Community restored the synagogue building, organized new departments, bought a land for a cemetery and created the necessary conditions for Jewish life to flourish again in Oporto.

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    History

    More than 500 years after the Jewish synagogues and cemetery were destroyed and the houses of the Jewish people looted, the Jewish Community of Oporto exists once again.

     

    More information:   link

     

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    Museum

    The Jewish Museum of Oporto is located in
    front of the synagogue and it is one of the
    few Jewish museums in Europe that is run by
    a Jewish community.



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    Museum

    The museum is open every day,
    except for Shabbat and Yom tov.



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    Museum

    All non-Jewish visitors always receive
    a pamphlet containing the Sheva Mitzvot.



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    Contacts

    Rua de Guerra Junqueiro, 325
    4150-386 Porto - Portugal

     

    General

    info@comunidade-israelita-porto.org
    Kosher Department

    kosher@comunidade-israelita-porto.org

    Portuguese Nationality

    portuguesenationality@comunidade-israelita-porto.org
    Tourism Department
    tourism@comunidade-israelita-porto.org

    Balanit:
    mikvah.porto@gmail.com