Paris Jewish centre to open in 2017 as a ‘symbol of hope’

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Paris Jewish centre to open in 2017 as a ‘symbol of hope’

Paris Jewish centre to open in 2017 as a ‘symbol of hope’

Construction has begun on the future Centre Européen du Judaïsme (European Centre of Judaism) in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, a space dedicated to Jewish religion, culture and heritage run by the Israelite Central Consistory of France—an organisation established by Napoléon Bonaparte to administer the country’s Jewish population. The project was celebrated at a “founders’ evening” last night, 29 June, at the Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) of Paris, attended by the interior minister Bernard Cazaneuve and Paris’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo, AFP reports. […]

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