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Union Libérale Israélite de France

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Phone  +33 1 47 04 37 27
Union Libérale Israélite de France
Address  24 Rue Copernic, 75116 Paris, France
Similar  Communauté Juive Libérale, Grand Synagogue of Paris, Agoudas Hakehilos Synagogue, Tournelles Synagogue, Synagogue de Nazareth

The Union Libérale Israélite de France (ULIF), sometimes called the rue Copernic synagogue, is a Liberal Jewish synagogue, located in Paris, France. Founded in 1907 by Rabbi Louis-Germain Levy, it is the oldest Reform synagogue in France. It has been led by Rabbi Michael Williams since 1978. Since 2014, Rabbi Philippe Haddad and Rabbi Jonas Jacquelin have been chosen to lead ULIF synagogue.



The synagogue was damaged in a fascist riot in 1941, but was repaired after the war.

1980 attack

The 1980 Paris synagogue bombing took place on October 3, 1980, on the eve of Simchat Torah, when the synagogue of ULIF, located in the rue Copernic, was bombed. A bomb hidden in a motorcycle went off outside the synagogue, killing four pedestrians.

The bombing was the start of a string of other attacks by Arab terrorists against Jews in Europe; in August 1981, a synagogue in Vienna, Austria, was attacked by Palestinian gunmen, killing two people; in October 1981, three people were killed when a bomb went off in the center of Antwerp, Belgium.


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