Established in 1988 with twelve families as the first Masorti congregation in France, Adath Shalom has steadily grown to its current membership of over 600 families. Through our vibrant community centre and organisation, we promote experiences that bring our members together while integrating the values of Masorti Judaism.
Our Talmud Torah (Sunday School), which hosts over 100 children, aims to develop a positive mindset towards a Jewish identity in our children and to initiate them into the joys of Jewish tradition and to value respect and tolerance. Courses for adults are varied and numerous. All our courses help our members to better themselves and to participate more fully in our activities throughout the year.
Rabbi Rivon Krygier was born in Brussels, Belgium, and was active in the Ha-Shomer ha-Ẓa'ir youth movement until his aliyahto Jerusalem in 1977. There he studied at the Hebrew University and at the Ma'ayanot Institute of Jewish Studies led by the nonconformist French rabbi Leon Ashkenazi. Rabbi Rivon was the first French-speaking rabbi to graduate from the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem. In 1991 he became the rabbi of Adath Shalom.