The responsible sections of the armed and civil defence forces adopt an understanding approach to the particular needs of Jewish conscripts. In most cases, Jewish members of the armed and civil defence forces can observe their religious duties while in service.
According to Jewish religious law, any type of work is prohibited during Shabbat and Jewish holidays. This also includes writing and carrying objects outside of the house. Out of these reasons and in order to be able to observe religious practices on these days, religious Jewish school children and students request dispensation on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG)
P.O. Box 2105
T +41 (0)43 305 07 77
F +41 (0)43 305 07 66
T +41 (0)43 305 07 72