EJC applauds Romanian bill making the study of Jewish history and the Holocaust mandatory

The European Jewish Congress has welcomed the adoption of a bill in the Romanian Parliament making the study of Jewish history and the Holocaust a mandatory subject in the curricula of high-schools in the country.

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EJC applauds Romanian bill making the study of Jewish history and the Holocaust mandatory

The European Jewish Congress has welcomed the adoption of a bill in the Romanian Parliament making the study of Jewish history and the Holocaust a mandatory subject in the curricula of high-schools in the country.

Events & Meetings

EJC holds Executive Meeting in Vienna

The EJC held its Executive Meeting in Vienna to discuss pressing issues affecting Jewish communities in Europe today. This was the first in-person meeting since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

News from Communities

EJC in the media

Jerusalem Report: How can antisemitism be fought in schools?

In as much as Austria appreciates EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor, Dr. Kantor appreciates Austria, for the giant strides it has made in revitalizing Jewish life, making Jews feel at home in Austria and an integral part of Austrian society, honoring the memories of the victims of the Holocaust, and cracking down on antisemitism.

News & Views

First Jewish Museum opens in Singapore

The first Jewish museum in Singapore was opened on 2 December, in the presence of Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam.

Life in Israel

Holocaust survivors mark Hanukkah at Western Wall menorah lighting

Several dozen Holocaust survivors marked the third night of Hanukkah with a menorah-lighting ceremony at Jerusalem’s Western Wall that paid tribute to them and the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis.

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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.