News from Communities


Dutch committee decides to return Nazi looted Kandinsky painting to Jewish family

A Dutch committee charged with assessing and acting on claims about artwork stolen from Jews before and during the Holocaust has determined that a painting by Wassily Kandinsky should be returned to the family of the Jewish woman who likely owned it prior to the Holocaust.

According to a study, 45% of Jewish parents in France ask their children to hide their identity

A study published by the Jewish People's Political Institute (JPPI) shows an increase in antisemitism around the world, particularly in France. According to the study, 45% of French Jewish parents ask their children not to reveal their religion in public.

Melilla Community resumes its peregrination to burial site of Rabbi Saadia el Daty

After four years, the Jewish Community of Melilla resumed its traditional pilgrimage to the burial site of Rabbi Saadia El Daty in Nador. The president of the community Mordejay Guahnich thanked both the Spanish and Moroccan authorities for "all the help they have shown".

Jewish woman to be knighted for helping Sepharadim gain Spanish citizenship

Doreen Alhadeff was the first American Jew granted Spanish citizenship under Spain’s 2015 law to repatriate Sephardic Jews from around the world. Now she is going to be knighted by Spain’s monarchy for helping others obtain that same citizenship.

20,000 pilgrims travel to burial site of Rabbi Nachman in Uman

Thousands of Jewish pilgrims traveled to central Ukraine to mark the Jewish new year. The pilgrims converged on the small city of Uman, the burial site of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, a revered Hasidic rabbi who died in 1810.

Isaac Benzaquen: “The Spanish Jewish Community has youth as a priority”

The President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain (FJCE) Isaac Benzaquen was interviewed by the Spanish Radio and Television Corporation (RTVE) on "Shalom", their weekly program dedicated to Jewish issues.

Italian politician who praised Hitler suspended on eve of election

The head of Brothers of Italy in Agrigento, Sicily has been “suspended with immediate effect" for praising Hitler and Mussolini on social media.

Estonian Jewish Community commemorates Klooga massacre

On September 19, 2022, marked the 78th anniversary of the massacre of Jewish prisoners of the Klooga concentration camp. Representatives of the Community, students and teachers of the Tallinn Jewish School hold a memorial ceremony.

Austrian Education Minister announces new measures to combat antisemitism in schools

Austrian Education Minister Martin Polaschek announced a package of measures to combat antisemitism.  "Teachers should be made aware of antisemitic incidents. Recommendations should be given on how to react against it," said Polaschek before the Council of Ministers.

Yad Vashem honors Dutch cardinal as ‘Righteous Among the Nations’

Dutch Cardinal Johannes de Jong is posthumously honored by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations. He played a central role in the Catholic Church's resistance to the Nazi regime in the Netherlands. 

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