The  Jewish  Community  of  Thessaloniki

The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki


The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki is a Legal Entity under Public Law. It comes under the jurisdiction of the Ministries of Education and Religion, according to Law No. 2456/1920 “On the Jewish Communities". It is accountable to the State and submits its budget and accounts for approval.
Its highest authority is the twenty-member Community Assembly elected by general election every four years. The Assembly elects through secret ballot the five-member Community Council constituting its executive authority. The Council appoints various Committees responsible for specific sectors (Cemetery, Synagogues, school, school care, welfare, medical care, management of real estate property, summer camps, public relations). The Community Administration carries out the decisions of the Community Council and the Committees.