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

Le CJE vous invite à la conférence “Antisémitisme et sexisme: points d’intersection”

Le Congrès Juif Européen vous invite à la conférence "Antisémitisme et sexisme: points d'intersection" qui se tiendra en ligne le 8 mars 2021 de 16h à 17h, heure de Paris. 

Statements

EJC President Kantor praises the Pope for impromptu visit to Holocaust survivor

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor praised Pope Francis who visited a Holocaust survivor in her Rome apartment to pay tribute to all those who suffered from what he called “the craziness of Nazi populism.”

Events & Meetings

Le CJE vous invite à la conférence “Antisémitisme et sexisme: points d’intersection”

Le Congrès Juif Européen vous invite à la conférence "Antisémitisme et sexisme: points d'intersection" qui se tiendra en ligne le 8 mars 2021 de 16h à 17h, heure de Paris. 

EJC holds online Directors’ Meeting

The European Jewish Congress held its annual meeting of Directors of Jewish communities online. Over thirty directors, professionals and experts from Jewish communities came together to discuss recent developments and exchange best practices.

EJC holds online Executive Meeting

The Executive Committee of the European Jewish Congress held its first meeting of the new term following the 2020 General Assembly.

News from Communities

EJC in the media

New York Times: Survivors get a vaccine on Holocaust Remembrance Day

“We have a duty to ensure that Holocaust survivors are able to live their last years in dignity and in the company of their loved ones,” said EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor.

DPA: About 900 Holocaust survivors died of Covid-19 in Israel in 2020

Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress called on the Member states of the European Union to ensure that Holocaust survivors have access to a Covid-19 vaccine as quickly as possible.

The Jerusalem Post : International Holocaust Remembrance Day goes online for 2021

“We have a responsibility to prevent the spread of hate speech and conspiracy theories, and I am pleased that the European Union and member states are finally addressing this new threat by recognizing that antisemitism needs to be fought across all policy areas." said EJC President.

News & Views

Blinken: US “enthusiastically embraces” IHRA definition of antisemitism

“The Biden Administration enthusiastically embraces the 2016 International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's Working Definition of Antisemitism,” says Secretary of State Antony Blinken. 

Amazon alters app icon after Hitler mustache comparisons

Amazon has quietly updated the icon on its app after a recently revamped version was said by some to bear a resemblance to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s mustache.

New Co-chairs of U.S. House Bipartisan Antisemitism Task Force

U.S. Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Grace Meng (D-NY) have been named co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism for the 117th Congress.

Life in Israel

“A shared mission”: Israel officially receives first-ever UAE ambassador

President Reuven Rivlin formally received the first-ever ambassador to Israel from the United Arab Emirates, following last year’s historic agreement between the countries to normalize ties.

15th-century Megillat Esther, among oldest in world, gifted to National Library of Israel

Ahead of Purim this year, a rare scroll of the Book of Esther, believed to have been penned in the mid-15th century in the Iberian Peninsula, has been donated to the National Library of Israel and made available online.

UAE’s first ambassador to Israel sworn in by Emirati PM

United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum swore in his country’s first ambassador to the State of Israel, Mohammad Mahmoud Al Khajah.

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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.