Café des Psaumes: the OSE’s community-based social café
The OSE has opened Café des Psaumes, a social café on rue des Rosiers in Paris offering cultural activities aiming to breathe new life into the neighborhood’s "Jewish soul". Although the café’s priority is seniors, Holocaust survivors and immigrants from North Africa, it is open to all, fostering intergenerational bonds and raising awareness of Jewish culture.
Following the success of Café des Psaumes on rue des Rosiers, the OSE is expanding the social café model by opening Graines de Psaumes cafés in Paris and the inner suburbs, and from 2016, in Lyon
The FMS funds this program, which organizes friendly get-togethers and cultural activities for Holocaust survivors
Café des Psaumes
- On Sundays and evenings, the café’s activities, including lectures, concerts, shows and literary events, are open to all.
- On weekday afternoons, the priority is to welcome seniors wishing to meet up with old friends or make new ones. They can participate in specific activities, from computer workshops to Hebrew lessons, conversations in Hebrew and entertainment.
Café des Psaumes
16 ter rue des Rosiers
Open from Monday to Friday, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Closed on Saturday
Café des Psaumes - Lyon-Métropole
91 rue Magenta
Open on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Graines de Psaumes cafés - Paris area
These welcoming places host cultural events, meetings and exchanges one afternoon a week. The organization would like to reach out to seniors, in particular Holocaust survivors, by offering them friendly new venues located right in the community centers they use.
Graines de Psaumes Adath Shalom
8 rue Georges Bernard Shaw
Open on Monday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Graines de Psaumes ULIF Copernic
Union libérale Israélite de France
24 rue Copernic
Open on Tuesday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Graines de Psaumes Montevideo
Centre communautaire Ohel Avraham
31 Rue de Montevideo
Open on Wednesday from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Graines de Psaumes Nogent
Maison de la Culture Juive
20 rue André Pontier
Open on Thursday from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Tel: +33 (0)1 75 77 71 72
Annual membership is €10.