Centraal Beheer voor Joodse Weldadigheid en Maatschappelijk Hulpbetoon

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


"The Central" 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 the Jewish charity, disrupted by World War I, to get back going and to encourage private initiative. In addition, the founders sought through centralisation towards more coordination of the operation of the various organisations. Strict political and religious neutrality was aimed for.

Conditions of Access

It is necessary for a visit to contact mr. Alexander Zanzer (az@centrale.be)


  • De Centrale website consulted on 31/10/2014

    Pierre-Alain Tallier (dir.), Gertjan Desmet & Pascale Falek-Alhadeff, Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van de Joden en het Jodendom in België, 19de-21ste eeuw, Brussel, ARA-AGR/Avant-Propos, 2016, 1328 p.