The meeting, organised by the Conference of European Rabbis Department of International Relations in Brussels, saw Dr Michael Weninger, senior advisor on religious affairs to EU Commission President Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, meet with Chief Rabbi Moshe Edelmann at the Central Synagogue in Helsinki.
...At the meeting, which came just after the synagogue celebrated its 100th anniversary, Chief Rabbi Edelmann explained the history of Finnish Jews and the general situation of European Jews.
described the meeting as "warm and friendly."
With Finland now in the spotlight as president of the EU
, we are proud as Finnish Jews to offer our good offices to other communities," Rabbi Edelmann