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Hungary

Gusztáv Zoltai, former MAZSIHISZ Executive Director passes away aged 86

Gusztáv Zoltai, the former Executive Director of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary and the Budapest Jewish Community passed away, aged 86. May his memory be a blessing.

Historic meeting between Pope Francis and Hungarian Jewish leaders

Pope Francis attended the closing ceremonies of the 52nd International Eucharistic Conference in Budapest and met with Hungarian Jewish leaders and representatives of the Ecumenical Council of Hungarian Denominations.

Pre-Holocaust Jewish communal records saved from the auction block

Seven rare ledgers from the 19th and 20th centuries containing records of pre-Holocaust Jewish communal life in what is now Hungary have been removed from public auction and jointly purchased by the Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives (HJMA), along with the National Library of Israel (NLI).

Renovation works completed at Budapest Jewish Charity Hospital

An inaugural ceremony took place on August 29 following the completion of renovation works at the Hungarian Jewish Charity Hospital in Budapest, maintained by the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ).

In Budapest, volunteers work to restore one of the world’s largest Jewish cemeteries

Volunteers from Israel, the U.S., Canada, and Belarus are part of an international team that is cleaning up one of the world's largest Jewish cemeteries.

Hungarian Jews protest law banning LGBT content for minors

Jewish groups in Hungary have condemned a new law in the country that forbids sharing content on homosexuality with minors.

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