The local Jewish community of Montenegro reportedly numbered about 500 in 2023, consists of both Ashkenazim and Sephardim, including those who speak Ladino and Yiddish. The Jewish community in Montenegro is one of the youngest Jewish communities in the world, having been officially registered in July 2011. At the end of January 2012, the Jewish community and the Government signed the Act on Mutual Relations whereby Judaism was recognized as the fourth official religion of Montenegro.
Montenegro is a highly multi-confessional country and there is no public manifestation of antisemitism. Moreover, there is great respect for Jewish people and their contribution to world civilization. The Community is vibrant and active in different fields, especially in organizing the annual “Mahar Conference”, a central meeting point for Jewish communities of the Balkan region. This conference aims to prevent the assimilation of Jews in the region and with the goal to establish cooperation between the region's Jewish communities.
The Jewish community in Montenegro is represented by the Jewish Community of Montenegro – the Montenegrin affiliate of the World Jewish Congress.