Bejt Simcha is a Jewish liberal community in Prague, Czech Republic, gathering Jews and people with a friendly relationship towards Jews. Bejt Simcha is a member of the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) and an associated member of the Federation of the Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic and the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF).
Our community, as an association, consists of members and members of The Club of Friends (non-Jewish partners of the members and others). At present it has about 150 members.
Since Autumn 2001 Bejt Simcha has been publishing Maskil a monthly magazine
which is distributed to all the Jewish communities and other institutions all over the Czech Republic (and partially abroad, too).
Since April 2010 Bejt Simcha has been using rented premises in Maiselova Street 4, Prague 1 (in the Jewish Quarter, near the Old Town Square and "Staromestska" metro station).
Bejt Simcha meets every Friday to celebrate Kabalat Shabbat. We use our own Hebrew-Czech siddur for the service. We also celebrate all the Jewish holidays together.
We offer a wide range of educational (lectures, study sessions, workshops, weekend retreats, Hebrew lessons, conversion class) and cultural activities (concerts, trips, performances).
Bejt Simcha is also the first European affiliate of
Jewish Reconstructionist Federation.