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The Jewish Community Building in Riga Latvia,
The building was a Yiddish Theatre before WWII.
Jewish community is rebuilding. The majority of Latvian
Jews and Jewish
institutions are in the capital city of Riga. Much smaller
exist in Daugavpils (Dvinsk) and elsewhere. Latvia's Jewish population
of 12-15,000 is a fraction of the 85,000 that lived there before
If you live in
a community with Jews from the former Soviet Union, you may
with the types of support and services that are needed to build
lives in a new country. In Latvia, such immigrants are a majority of
the Jews. Many of us are familiar with the struggles of the elderly.
A portion of
Riga’s Jews, and the majority in some of the smaller Jewish
such as Daugavpils, are elderly.
Communities of the World - World Jewish Congress
Communities of the Former Soviet Union - Latvia
Foundation Activities in Latvia
of Jewish Property - by Stuart Eizestat
NCSJ - Advocates on Behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States
- Grigoriy Krupnikov, leader of the Jewish Community in Latvia
Jewish Observer of the Ukraine, November 2001
Community Reborn - Jews Foster Renewed Hopes
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - December 2002
Planet World Guide - Latvia
In Your Pocket
A guide for tourists. Available in booklet form at the Riga airport.
State Department Information Sheet
Consular information sheet for U.S. citizens traveling to Latvia. Also
useful to citizens of other countires.
Embassy in the U.S.A.
The CIA profiles foreign countries in its The World Factbook 2002,
be accessed on the web. This is interesting and useful information
for those planning travel.
to Jewish sites in Riga
The Jews in Riga: Fragments of the Jewish History of Riga
a brief guide-book with a map for a walking tour
Riga: Museum and Documentation Centre of the Latvian Society of Jewish
Evrei v Rige: fragmenty evreiskoi istorii na karte Rigi
Riga: Izd. Muzeia i dokumentatsionnogo tsentra Latviiskogo ob-va evreiskoi
English or Russian version may be purchased at Jewish
Museum housed within the Jewish Community Building, 6 Slokas Street,
Riga LV-1322 Latvia.
Museums in Latvia
you plan to visit Latvia, also visit pages for the various communities
as well as the virtual tours of the Rumbula
Memorial and Bikernieki
Memorial just outside of Riga.
site links to information on the web about Rumbula and related topics.
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