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Coronavirus: Spanish Jews to end school year online

Pupils in Madrid's Jewish school are going to continue to study online through the rest of the year and the school is already preparing to at least partially return to the classroom in September.

Valencia regional government cancels tolerance seminar by group accused of antisemitism

The regional government of Valencia cancelled its teacher training contract with BDS País Valencià, an organisation that is widely regarded as antisemitic.

Spain extends citizenship deadline for Sephardic Jews

Spain's government said it will extend the deadline for descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from the country more than 500 years ago, who have launched the process of acquiring Spanish citizenship but couldn't complete it due to the pandemic.

Jews, Catholics and Muslims in Spain come together in day of prayer against the coronavirus

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE), the Spanish Episcopal Conference (EEC), and the Islamic Commission of Spain (CIE) have come together to convene a world day of prayer, fasting and works of charity against the coronavirus pandemic.

Valencia regional government sponsors “Judeophobia” seminar organised by local BDS chapter

The regional government of Valencia, one of Spain's 17 autonomous regions, is offering a public course on "Judeophobia and Islamophobia" organised and presented by a local BDS chapter.

Isaac Benzaquén Pinto elected as President of FCJE

Isaac Benzaquén Pinto has been elected as President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE), the country's EJC affiliate. He succeeds Isaac Querub Caro, who served as President of the Federation for nine years.

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