Centraal Beheer voor Joodse Weldadigheid en Maatschappelijk Hulpbetoon

  • Royal Society for Jewish Welfare
  • Koninklijke Vereniging voor Joodse Weldadigheid
  • The Centrale


"The Centrale" was founded in 1920 by Nico Gunzburg, Maurice Tolkowsky and Joseph Long, under the name General Administration for Jewish Charity. The aim was first to organise, centralise and supervise the private and public welfare initiatives in Antwerp, which had been disrupted by the First World War. The organisation aimed (and still aims) for strict political and religious neutrality.

Conditions of Access

It is necessary to contact Mr. Alexander Zanzer (az@centrale.be) to visit the Centrale.


  • De Centrale website consulted on 18/07/2019

  • Pierre-Alain Tallier (dir.), Gertjan Desmet & Pascale Falek-Alhadeff, Sources pour l'histoire des populations juives et du judaïsme en Belgique/Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van de Joden en het Jodendom in België, 19de-21ste eeuw, Brussel, ARA-AGR/Avant-Propos, 2016, 1,328 p.