Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria

The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria (OJB) coordinates the different Jewish communities in Bulgaria, a country where about 8000 Jews live. This organization encloses all categories of the Jewish life by organizing many programs and projects. The tasks of Shalom – OJB are mainly:

  • Keeping up and promoting the Jewish values and traditions regarding ethnological, linguistic and cultural aspects
  • Defending the constitutional rights of its members as well as of all Jews in Bulgaria against the state, its organs and other public and political facilities of the state
  • Supporting the reduction of racism, totalitarianism, antidemocratical tendencies, fascism, anti-Semitism and national chauvinism in any kind
  • Cooperating with any societies and organizations at home and abroad which correlate to the principles of democracy and human rights
  • Organizing seminars, academic facilities and other training centers
  • Marketing and popularization of the Jewish values
  • Promoting education and culture
  • Organizing concerts, stage plays and book presentations
  • Building up data archives
  • Maintaining the historical sites (synagogues, graves, memorials etc.)

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