Judaism in Stockholm
Progressive Judaism in Stockholm is a non-profit and politically
independent association whose goal is to offer the Stockholm
Jewish community a Progressive/Reform alternative to the
two other branches that already exist in the Stockholm area.
By organizing religious services, discussion groups, holiday
celebrations and other activities, PJS strives to promote
and develop Jewish life and traditions in the Swedish society
PJS was founded in spring
2005 to satisfy the need of a progressive/reform Jewish
alternative in the Stockholm area. So far, the association
has a network of about 50 supporters/members and is a part
of the world-wide Progressive movement.
Since autumn 2005, PJS has
been conducting Saturday morning services, once a month
in the Sessionssal in the Jewish Community building.
Kabalat Shabbat services
are held several times each season on Friday evenings, often
with potluck style dinners.
PJS uses its own prayer book
with texts in Hebrew, transliteration, Swedish, and English.
Compared with services in Stockholm’s Great Synagogue,
our progressive services are a bit shorter and strive to
incorporate a lot more Swedish in the service. Because our
prayer book also contains English translations of texts,
that language can also be heard from time to time, especially
when we have visiting Rabbis from England or elsewhere.
It goes without saying that our services are completely
in Stockholm is a member of the World Union for Progressive
Judaism, the branch of Judaism with the largest number of