Latvian Jewish Community Restitution Fund Takes Over Two Real Estate Objects

The Council of Jewish Communities of Latvia handed over to the Latvian Jewish Community Restitution Fund two real estate objects, which were received during the first step of restitution.

On the 1st of August 2016, the Council of Jewish Communities of Latvia (CJCL) handed over to the Latvian Jewish Community Restitution Fund two real estate objects in Riga – the building of former Jewish religious school at 12 Ernesta Birznieka-Upisa, and the building of former Jewish hospital “Linas-Hecedek” at 25 Ludzas Street. Corresponding rights of the Fund were formalised in the Land Register.

Apart from the aforementioned objects, the Council of Jewish Communities shall hand over to the Fund three other real estate objects, which before the Second World War belonged to the Jewish community and religious organisations: the building of former Jewish vocational school at 2 Abrenes Street, Riga, and former synagogue buildings in Jurmala at 13 Klavu Street and in Kandava at 31 Liela Street. Transition of those objects is in progress.

In turn, at the end of 2017, the Fund is going to start accepting applications from persons interested in receiving funds that will be distributed by the Fund in accordance with the Statutes. Applications will be accepted from any organisation whose objectives coincide with the objectives stated in the Fund’s Statutes.

It should be recalled that in accordance with the Statutes, the Fund’s goals are:

1 Management of the restituted property

2 Management of funds received in the process of restitution, as well as management of received donations

3 Promotion of the development of Latvian Jewish community by supporting religious, educational, cultural,  scientific, charitable, health care, sports and other Jewish organisations, and their projects

4 Provision of material assistance to the Holocaust survivors and commemoration of the Holocaust victims

5 Promotion of integration of Latvian society, its unification, and development of civic society in Latvia