December 10, 2018

140th jubilee of the Great Synagogue of Europe

Elena Basile (Italy), Simona Frankel (Israel), Olivier Nicoloff (Canada), António Vasco Alves (Portugal), Jorge Notivoli (Spain), HM The King of the Belgians.
Monday, 26 November 2018, Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium: A ceremony was organised as part of the 140th anniversary of the Great Synagogue of Europe at Brussels. This ceremony also commemorated the 210th anniversary of the Israelite Central Consistory of Belgium and the 10th anniversary of the recognition of the Synagogue as the “Great Synagogue of Europe” by the European Union on 4 June 2008.
Approximately 500 personalities attended the ceremony including His Majesty the VII King of the Belgians, Philippus, who began his reign in 2013 with discussions with the recognised religious institutions in his country. A plethora of ambassadors including the ones of Italy, Elena Basile, of Portugal, António Vasco Alves, of Canada, Olivier Nicoloff, the Deputy Head of Mission of Spain, Jorge Notivoli, and naturally the Israeli head of mission to Belgium, Simona Frankel, were in attendance. 
For further information:
Great Synagogue of Europe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Synagogue_of_Europe
Embassy of the State of Israel to Belgium and Luxembourg (HE Simona Frankel): https://embassies.gov.il/Brussels/Pages/default.aspx

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