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JCC Budapest was founded in 1994 as one of the first Jewish community organizations in Central-Eastern Europe following the fall of the Iron Curtain, and has served as a pivotal point of Hungarian Jewish community life ever since.  


JCC Budapest celebrates Judaism openly and without shame. It is a gathering place for Jews who seek companionship and a place to converse, learn, and celebrate Judaism. JCC Budapest is committed to a strong Jewish future in the heart of Europe.  


In 2022, JCC Budapest started a new chapter as it became an independent local NGO, with an international board consisting of stakeholders from Hungary and the United States. With a renewed strategy and organizational structure, the JCC became a self-sustained and resilient Hungarian Jewish institution. In 2024, Friends of JCC Budapest was established as a registered 501(c)(3) in the United States with a goal of supporting Jewish life in Budapest and beyond.  



Guided by their mission and vision, JCC Budapest focuses on: 

  1. Making Jewish knowledge and traditions relevant to secular 21st Century Jews 

  1. Providing innovative community programming 

  1. Creating and employing partnerships and networking 


Organized by Friends of JCC Budapest Inc
501(c)(3) Public Charity · EIN 93-2155245