200th Anniversary for Stockholm Jewry

The Jewish community in Sweden’s capital is preparing to celebrate its bicentenary on May 4. On this date in 1775, King Gustav III gave Aaron Isaac permission to settle in Stockholm and granted his petition to hold religious services. There are some 13,000 Jews in Stockholm today, and another 2000 or so in the other parts of Sweden. Among the activities planned in celebration of the anniversary will be a special service at the Great Synagogue, exhibitions in the Royal Library and city museum, a congress of Scandinavian Jewry and special radio and TV programs.

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