Since 1979 the Jewish Community of Thessalonica has been operating a six – year primary school and nursery attended by about 80 children. The school is housed in the traditional building of the charity organization “ Matanoth Laevionim “ where until the Holocaust free meals were served to poor students. In addition to the National Curriculum, Hebrew English and French are taught, as well as Jewish Religion and History. The nursery admits children from the age of three and a half.
The Community ‘s care for education is extended to secondary school pupils and students of Universities and Technical Studies Institutions. Students with inadequate means are supported with subsidies and loans and those who excel receive scholarships.
Ever since the first post-War years the Community introduced the institution of summer camp for children, the only such camp among the Jewish communities in Greece. At first it was located on Perea beach, just outside Thessalonica, later in Chalkidiki, and lately at Plaka Litohorou, at the feet of Mt. Olympus. Today the camp hosts 150-200 children aged 7-15. They come from all the Jewish communities in the country, but also from abroad.