OUR FUTURE – Planning for Tomorrow 2018-06-13T16:42:49+00:00

PLANNING FOR TOMORROW

For the future, the growth of the
JCC is more important than ever.

Friends of JCC Budapest Our Tomorrow man march

As it looks toward the future, the JCC Budapest is more important than ever for the Jewish community in Hungary and for everyone who cares about the future of Jewish life.

Despite a backdrop of growing right-wing extremism, in Hungary today, the JCC offers a haven for the community and a source of strength and security.

The JCC Budapest in the Balint House is a visible and beloved home for the Jewish community in the city. Its three floors host over a hundred different activities and programs monthly. The basement features a gym and fitness facility which includes a sauna, and a hall housing a variety of classes, from krav maga (a self-defense system developed by the Israeli Defense Forces) to children’s ballet. There is also a multi-purpose room which can hold 30-40 people which serves as a space for Holocaust survivors (Shalom Club), a café, and classes.

Be sure to view the JCC’s lively and image-rich Facebook page.

Programs and Events

Programs for Children

From playgroups to the first Hebrew school in Hungary to meaningful service learning for youth, the JCC Budapest offers children and youth a joyful way to learn about the values and traditions of Judaism and make friends in the community. The JCC Budapest also works closely with the JDC/Lauder International Summer Camp at Szarvas, creating opportunities for Jewish fun and learning all year round.

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Judafest

The annual Judafest, a Jewish cultural street festival has skyrocked in popularity from 2,000 over 10,000 visitors of all ages each year. This flagship Jewish fair revives the unique Jewish heritage of Kaczynski Street in the heart of Budapest’s Jewish quarter.

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Adult Jewish Learning

Growing up during the decades of Communist rule in Hungary deprived many Jewish adults of Jewish learning and experiences. The JCC Budapest serves Jewish adults who are searching for that missing element of their youth and develops Jewish literacy and pride. It also allows parents and grandparents for the first time to introduce Jewish life to their families.

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Senior Community

Hungary is home to many thousands of Holocaust survivors and seniors. As they age, the desire for community and company becomes more urgent. The JCC Budapest offers a home to seniors where they can meet with like-minded individuals, talk about the past, connect with Jewish youth, and eat and celebrate and smile.

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Visit the JCC Budapest! Meet Jews from Budapest of every generation, hear their stories and celebrate the Jewish present and future.

The JCC Budapest invites you to visit classes, talk to families, youth and Holocaust survivors, and join us for a coffee or meal. Let us know when you are coming by contacting ambassadors@jdc.org or calling (212) 885-0878.

Judafest

Friends of JCC Budapest Programs and Events Judafest
The annual Judafest, a Jewish cultural street festival has skyrocked in popularity from 2,000 over 10,000 visitors of all ages each year. This flagship Jewish fair revives the unique Jewish heritage of Kaczynski Street in the heart of Budapest’s Jewish quarter.

Programs for Children

Friends of JCC Budapest Programs and Events Programs for Children
From playgroups to the first Hebrew school in Hungary to meaningful service learning for youth, the JCC Budapest offers children and youth a joyful way to learn about the values and traditions of Judaism and make friends in the community. The JCC Budapest also works closely with the JDC/Lauder International Summer Camp at Szarvas, creating opportunities for Jewish fun and learning all year round.

Adult Jewish Learning

Friends of JCC Budapest Programs and Events Adult Jewish Learning
Growing up during the decades of Communist rule in Hungary deprived many Jewish adults of Jewish learning and experiences. The JCC Budapest serves Jewish adults who are searching for that missing element of their youth and develops Jewish literacy and pride. It also allows parents and grandparents for the first time to introduce Jewish life to their families.

Senior Community

Friends of JCC Budapest Programs and Events Senior Community
Hungary is home to many thousands of Holocaust survivors and seniors. As they age, the desire for community and company becomes more urgent. The JCC Budapest offers a home to seniors where they can meet with like-minded individuals, talk about the past, connect with Jewish youth, and eat and celebrate and smile.

Visit the JCC Budapest! Meet Jews from Budapest of every generation, hear their stories and celebrate the Jewish present and future.

The JCC Budapest invites you to visit classes, talk to families, youth and Holocaust survivors, and join us for a coffee or meal. Let us know when you are coming by contacting ambassadors@jdc.org or calling (212) 885-0878.