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

EJC partners with Christian, Muslim and Buddhist communities in EU-awarded grant to protect houses of worship

The European Jewish Congress’ Security and Crisis Centre (SACC), in partnership with three well-established organizations from the Christian, Muslim and Buddhist communities has been awarded a grant by the European Commission to assist in the protection of houses of worship in Europe.

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EJC partners with Christian, Muslim and Buddhist communities in EU-awarded grant to protect houses of worship

The European Jewish Congress’ Security and Crisis Centre (SACC), in partnership with three well-established organizations from the Christian, Muslim and Buddhist communities has been awarded a grant by the European Commission to assist in the protection of houses of worship in Europe.

Events & Meetings

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).

Raya Kalenova in conversation with the National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry

EJC Executive Vice-President and CEO Raya Kalenova took part in an online conversation with the National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry (NCSEJ).

News from Communities

EJC in the media

Le Figaro : Affaire Halimi: «échec du système judiciaire français», juge le Congrès juif européen

Le Congrès juif européen (CJE) a vivement critiqué ce lundi la décision de la Cour de cassation de ne pas traduire en justice le meurtrier de Sarah Halimi, la sexagénaire juive tuée à Paris en 2017, demandant des mesures «pour que ce déni de justice ne se reproduise» pas.

Euronews: COVID-19 has forced antisemitic hatred online, researchers say

Coronavirus lockdowns shifted some antisemitic hatred online, where conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the pandemic’s medical and economic devastation abounded, researchers said at the release of the report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2020 by the Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry.

AP: Report: Pandemic amped up antisemitism, forced it online

“Anti-Jewish hatred online never stays online,” said Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress. “We have to be prepared that antisemitic conspiracy theories could lead to physical attacks on Jews when lockdowns end.”

News & Views

22 U.S. Senators from both parties urge Biden to name antisemitism monitor

The bipartisan Senate antisemitism task force urged President Joe Biden to name a State Department monitor to combat antisemitism.

Clubhouse shuts down antisemitic rooms

Clubhouse, the new audio-based social network, announced that it “shut down a number of rooms” in the wake of complaints about antisemitism.

Sudan annuls Israel boycott law

Sudan annulled a law on boycotting Israel as part of normalisation efforts with the country.

Life in Israel

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.

Ahead of 73rd Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s population stands at 9.3 million

Ahead of Israel’s celebration of its 73rd anniversary, the population of the Jewish state stands at 9,327,000, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced.

On Yom Hazikaron, President Rivlin tells young generation: “Don’t take Israel for granted”

On Yom HaZikaron, the Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of the Wars of Israel and Victims of Actions of Terrorism, President Reuven Rivlin called on the young generation not to “take Israel for granted.”

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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.