The House of Prayer in Pesterzsébet
The South Pest District of the Jewish Community in Budapest was reorganised 16 years ago, and then not only believers of Csepel, Pesterzsébet and Soroksár but also the Israelite residents of the surrounding towns, such as Monor and Dunaharaszti joined the community. As a result, the community first ‘outgrew’ the Csili House of Culture, and later the house of prayer created from the business premises provided by the local government proved to be too small. The idea that a space capable of accommodating a larger mass would be needed was raised in 2018. After a long search, BZSH found the perfect property. The house of prayer at Vörösmarty utca 8. was inaugurated by Péter Totha, Chief Rabbi, the leading rabbi of the Jewish community of South Pest and Győr, and it has been waiting for believers not only in a more spacious, but more beautiful and dignified environment since December 2018.