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Directive Board 2024-2026

President: André Falcão
President: Ana Paula A. Vieira
Secretary: João Marques
Treasurer: Leonor Gama
Board Assistant: Nuno Silva

Honorary Members: Aida Oceransky, Rabbi Alona Lisitsa, Dr Annette Boeckler, András Fehervari, Diva Almeida

Upcoming elections: January 2027

We are a community that lives and promotes a Judaism that is Progressive, Egalitarian and Inclusive.

Our Vision

To represent and promote Progressive Judaism in Portugal and to keep our doors always open to all Jews and people who identify with our Jewish values.

Our Values

Tikkun Olam (Hebrew: תי ק ון עלום ), which means “repairing the world/social justice”;
Respect for the traditions of our founders;
Meaningful spirituality;
Teaching of Jewish precepts and Jewish tradition.

Our Missions

Welcome all without distinction;
Promote meaningful spirituality in our community;
Establish Progressive Judaism and live it with pride in Lisbon and in Portugal;
Promote equality for all in Jewish practice;
Honor and maintain the legacy of the Ohel Jacob Synagogue founders;
Nourish our community with events, activities, celebrations that promote the union amongst our members.

ohel - About Us
The synagogue of Progressive rite, the only Askenazi synagogue in Portugal, founded in 1934. Affiliate member of EUPJ/WUPJ (European Union of Progressive Judaism/World Union of Progressive Judaism) since April 2016.