European
Jewish
Congress
Uniting European Jewish Communities
European
Jewish
Congress
Uniting European Jewish Communities

EJC sends its heartfelt congratulations on the formation of a new government in Israel

The EJC sends its heartfelt congratulations to the State of Israel and its people on the formation of a new government. Diaspora Jewry is gratified to see such a wide government representing many different views and communities in Israel.

Statements

EJC sends its heartfelt congratulations on the formation of a new government in Israel

The EJC sends its heartfelt congratulations to the State of Israel and its people on the formation of a new government. Diaspora Jewry is gratified to see such a wide government representing many different views and communities in Israel.

Events & Meetings

Dr. Moshe Kantor re-elected as Chair of the WJC Policy Council

European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor has been re-elected as Chair of the Policy Council of the World Jewish Congress.

EJC and WGAS hold webinar on Holocaust education and remembrance in the digital age

The European Jewish Congress, together with the European Parliament Working Group against Antisemitism (WGAS), organised a webinar entitled “Holocaust education and remembrance. Keeping up with the digital age.”

Upcoming webinar : “Holocaust Education and Remembrance: Keeping up with the Digital age”.

Join us tomorrow from 3:00-4:30 PM CET for an engaging and informative discussion on "Holocaust Education and Remembrance: Keeping up with the digital age," in cooperation with the European Parliament Working Group Against Antisemitism.

News from Communities

EJC in the media

Op-Ed by Dr. Moshe Kantor in the Jerusalem Post: “Attacks on Jews, as Jews, are always antisemitic”

"Attacks on Jews and Jewish targets are always motivated by antisemitism, no matter the attempt to contextualize them with geopolitical events 3,000 miles away," writes EJC President Moshe Kantor in an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post.

New York Times : Israeli-Palestinian strife feeds a spate of antisemitic acts in Europe

EJC President Moshe Kantor warned against "geopolitical events 3,000 miles away" being used as a pretext to attack Jews. "By attacking Jewish targets, they demonstrate they don’t hate Jews because of Israel, but rather hate Israel because it is the Jewish homeland," he stated.

Actualité Juive: Dr. Moshe Kantor: “Jewish Identity is an essential part of European identity”

On May 9th, 2021, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor gave an Interview to the French Jewish newspaper “Actualité Juive”. You can read the English...

News & Views

Marian Turski elected new President of International Auschwitz Committee

Polish journalist and Holocaust survivor Marian Turski has been elected the new president of the International Auschwitz Committee.

Daniel Höltgen: The recent escalation of antisemitic attacks requires a Europe-wide response

"Governments should join forces to prevent new waves of antisemitism by countering hate speech on the Internet and supporting education about the Holocaust and human rights," writes Daniel Höltgen, the Council of Europe's special representative on combatting antisemitism.

Quebec adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Government of Quebec province in Canada has adopted the IHRA working definition of antisemitism following a spate of antisemitic incidents last month.

Life in Israel

Jews and Arabs unite in solidarity at Acre event on Shabbat

Attendees, which included Christians, Muslims, Jews, business and restaurant owners as well as tourists, gathered in the promenade outside the Acre Police Station.

Isaac Herzog elected 11th President of Israel

Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog will be the 11th president of the State of Israel after he received 87 votes from MKs in a secret ballot vote in the Knesset plenum.

Israeli airline Israir to start flights to Morocco in July

Israeli airline Israir announced it would start flights from Tel Aviv to Marrakesh next month following an improvement of ties in recent months between Israel and Morocco.

Galleries

Shoah Commemoration

More than 70 years after the Shoah, the systematic murder of six million Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators, representing a third of the world’s Jewish population and a half of Europe’s, it is incumbent upon us as Jews and as Europeans to maintain the memory of this most unique of genocides and to draw the lessons from it for our own days.

We must seek different methods to convey the same message of where hatred and intolerance and antisemitism lead. The most important of these is through education and the EJC works with governments and local authorities to ensure the insertion and maintenance of Holocaust education in curricula and non-curricula activities.

About us

The EJC was created to give a unified voice to Jewish communities around Europe, representing their common interests and concerns, but at the same time allowing smaller Jewish communities a wider platform to express their specific needs.

It federates democratically elected national Jewish community organisations in over 40 European countries uniting 2.5 million Jews across the continent.