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SYNAGOGUES IN THE NETHERLANDS: NIHS

The Jewish Community of Amsterdam (also referred to by its Dutch acronym: NIHS)
Nederlands-Israëlietische Hoofdsynagoge/
Joodse Gemeente Amsterdam

Van der Boechorststraat 26
1081 BT Amsterdam
Correspondentie-adres
Postbus 7967
1008 AD Amsterdam
Tel: 020-6460046
Fax: 020-6464357
Email: info@nihs.nl

Website: http://nihs.nl/en/

Last updated: June 12, 2015
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The Jewish Community of Amsterdam (also referred to by its Dutch acronym: NIHS) is an orthodox-Ashkenazi congregation, that dates back to 1635. It counts approx. 3000 members, who support the complete Jewish infrastructure in the city (including: kashrut, synagogues, mikwah, rabbinate, Sunday school, social service, cemeteries and subsidies to Jewish elementary and secondary schools and to youth and student organizations).

Only a small percentage of the Jews in Amsterdam survived the Holocaust and returned from camps and their places of hiding to their city, also known in Holland as “ Mokum” (Hebrew for “city”). The community’s great synagogue-complex (now home to the Jewish Historical Museum) remained empty and had to be exchanged for smaller place of worship outside the city center.

The Community is primarily a volunteer institution, with a small professional staff. The organization is run by an Executive Board, elected from a body of 30 elected Council members. The staff is headed by an Executive Director. For specific questions that are not answered below, you may contact the Jewish community at: info@nihs.nl

The Jewish Community unfortunately is not able to provide nor assist in offering legal services (including visas), housing, and employment, etc.

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