The government of Montenegro, which became independent in 2006 after breaking away from Serbia, gave the land for the synagogue in 2013.
For the first time in over a century, the Jewish community of Montenegro has its own resident rabbi.
A high-level European Jewish Parliament (EJP) delegation travelled to Montenegro this week for meetings with the country’s political leadership. The official visit was part of ongoing outreach efforts by the EJP to build closer ties national governments across Europe. During their Montenegro visit, EJP delegates met with Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic as well as the country’s Foreign Minister Nebojsa Kaluderovic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Dusko Markovic, and Parliamentary Speaker Ranko Krivokapic.