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

EJC expresses support for Israel as it is being attacked

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) expresses its full solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel as the country continues to suffer rocket bombardment and attacks from Hamas terrorists.

Statements

EJC expresses support for Israel as it is being attacked

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) expresses its full solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel as the country continues to suffer rocket bombardment and attacks from Hamas terrorists.

Events & Meetings

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.

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova addresses European Anti-Racism Summit

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova addressed 2021 European Anti-Racism Summit co-hosted by the European Commission, the  Portuguese Presidency of the European Council and the Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup of the European Parliament (ARDI).

News from Communities

EJC in the media

Actualité Juive : Entretien exclusif avec Moshe Kantor: «L’identité juive est une part substantielle de l’identité européenne»

Read the exclusive interview of the President of the European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, in the French newspaper Actualité Juive.

Dr. Moshe Kantor calls on President Macron to name new law after Sarah Halimi

In an open letter in the newspaper Actualité Juive, EJC President Dr Moshe Kantor called on French President Emmanuel Macron to name a proposed law amending criminal responsibility after Sarah Halimi and for this law to prevent the failure of justice of the Sarah Halimi case from ever happening again.

AP: German far-right crime rises; police arrest alleged neo-Nazi

“This is a wake-up call, not just for Germany, but for the whole world”. “These figures should ring alarm bells, because we are seeing similar trends across the Western world,” said EJC President Moshe Kantor.

News & Views

Hamas fires over 150 rockets at Israel

Jerusalem Day was overshadowed by rocket sirens and explosions as Hamas claimed responsibility for striking the country’s capital and targets across the south, while the IDF said it bombed a number of the terrorist group’s positions in the Gaza Strip in response.

The Guardian says supporting the Balfour Declaration in 1917 was “a mistake”

An article in the British newspaper the Guardian implied that its editorial support of the Balfour Declaration in 1917 had been "a mistake."

Domino effect: Canada announces Durban IV boycott after U.S. and Australia

Canada will not take part in events marking the 20th anniversary of the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, known as Durban IV, because of the antisemitism and anti-Israel nature of the original event.

Life in Israel

Residents of Arab towns offer food and drink to Jews returning from Mt. Meron

Residents in the Arab-majority towns of Tamra, Jish, Yarka and Peki’in in Northern Israel offered food and drink to Jewish evacuees from the tragedy at Mt. Meron.

Israel to Start Reopening to Tourism, Beginning in May

Israel will begin admitting vaccinated tourists into the country at the end of May and has announced the launch of a global campaign to encourage as many people as possible to visit this year, Israeli Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen said.

Israel drops outdoor face masks after 61% of citizens get first COVID-19 vaccine shot

Israelis stepped out into the streets unmasked for the first time in a year amid a further easing of COVID-19 safety restrictions.

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.