An integral part of the city: The Jewish Community in Frankfurt

An overview of our history and board members


The Jewish Community in Frankfurt is one of the four largest in Germany. With almost 7,000 members, we offer everything you need to lead a modern Jewish life. Among the facilities is the community centre, which includes a kosher restaurant, two kindergartens, crèches, a child daycare centre, the I. E. Lichtigfeld School, an outreach department, youth centre, a centre for the elderly including daycare and retirement homes. We also take care of several Jewish cemeteries across Frankfurt, which are administrated by the City of Frankfurt.

A unified community, the Jewish Community in Frankfurt offers a choice of religious services, from strict orthodox to liberal. We also offer our community members a wide range of outreach services.

Since it was re-established in 1947, the Jewish Community has played an integral part in the cultural and social life of the City of Frankfurt. The annual Jewish Culture Weeks, running since 1982, are sponsored by the City of Frankfurt and are as popular with our own community as they are with local residents. So too are the many other events by the Jewish Community and other Jewish organisations.

New to Frankfurt? Interested in our community? Then get in touch. We look forward to welcoming you!