Liberal Jewish Movement of France
The Liberal Jewish Movement of France or MJLF is a Jewish liberal cultural and religious association affiliated to the World Union for Progressive Judaism. Founded in 1977, the movement promotes Jewish religious and cultural life through several community centers and synagogues. The MJLF was established in June 1977 by about fifty families around Rabbi Daniel Farhi, first President Roger Benarrosh and Colette Kessler, head of education. Many rabbis have contributed to the development of MJLF, including Daniel Farhi, Micha Koenig, Oren Postel, Pauline Bebe, Gabriel Farhi and Célia Surget. Two rabbis currently provide the leadership for the movement: Stephen Berkowitz and Delphine Horvilleur.
The MJLF operates a Synagogue/Community House on 11 rue Gaston de Cavaillet in the 15th arrondissement, on the Front de Seine, a few hundred meters from the old "Vel d'Hiv". A second synagogue continues to expand in eastern Paris, located at 24 rue du Surmelin in the 20th arrondissement. Since 2005, the South MJLF is also installed in the center of the town of Sceaux (98 rue Houdan).