Aviv, the Jewish Masorti community in Valencia, Spain, was founded in 2004 by a group of Jews who had recently arrived in Valencia from different countries. Encouraged by the need to live a Jewish life integrating both tradition and modern life, we gathered together to share and create a dynamic community, with a fresh approach and an up-to-date practice of Judaism.
Our community was inspired by the Conservative movement, known worldwide as Masorti. We wrote our constitution following the movement’s guidelines, creating ‘Asociación Cultural Judía Aviv’ (Aviv Cultural Jewish Association). We rented a studio flat where we celebrated our first Kaballat Shabbat and started to organise various religious and community activities, social and cultural events, and projects. With this new energy, we have answered a latent need to strengthen the spiritual voice of our members, transmitting Jewish faith and knowledge both inside and outside the community. We promote a traditional and dynamic Judaism, according to the concerns of modern life and assuring a Jewish legacy to future generations.