Who we are and how we got started

In February of 2020, a group of people got together to discuss creating an official Jewish organization in Bergen, Norway. Nine of those people were designated to establish a formal Jewish community in Bergen. The founding meeting of Det Jødiske Samfunn i Bergen (DJSB) took place on October 24th, 2020 and shortly thereafter, DJSB was registered in Brunøysunnregister as an official volunteer organization. Even though we are a religious Jewish society, DJSB is not registered as a trossamfunn (religious congregation).

DJSB is an association for Jews in Bergen which aims to preserve and further develop Jewish culture, identity, language, religion, traditions and cultural heritage in Bergen.

The board is comprised of people in different age and gender groups, from different countries, with varying degrees of religiosity.