Jewish Community of Malmö
The Jewish Community of Malmö is there for all Jews regardless of age, lifestyle, background and degree of religiosity. The Community is working to ensure that the region's Jews have access to a wide range of Jewish culture, celebrations, events, religious services, kosher food and Jewish education. The Jewish Community is responsible for representing Jewish interests in the society and for countering antisemitism.
Danir's involvement is primarily connected to the vulnerable situation with antisemitism the Jews have had to face in Malmö. As a result of this unfavourable atmosphere, the Jewish Community has declined from over 2,500 to about 500 members over a few decades. At the same time, the community's security costs have increased considerably. In this situation, it is important to actually support the Jewish Community in order to protect the Jewish minority, which since the middle of the 19th century has positively contributed Malmö's development and cultural life.