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1.000 people of various faiths join vigil for Colleyville synagogue

Roughly one thousand people of various faiths and backgrounds gathered for a vigil at a church five miles north of Colleyville, Texas to show solidarity with the Beth Israel (CBI) Jewish community.

Israel’s national library sees Arabic site traffic boom

The National Library of Israel says the number of visitors to its Arabic website more than doubled over the course of 2021, thanks to the digitization of its Arabic manuscripts and archives and an extensive outreach program in recent years

Yad Vashem launches academy to train future leaders in Holocaust awareness

One hundred stalwart souls braved the chilling Jerusalem rain and influx of new COVID-19 cases to witness the rollout of what is designed to be the next big step for empowering Holocaust awareness for future generations.

World premiere of ‘Kindness: A Legacy of the Holocaust’ play to mark IHRD

Kindness: A Legacy of the Holocaust, a play based on the testimony of survivor Susan Pollack MBE, will premiere on January 27th at the Harrow Arts Centre in London.

Over 90,000 descendants of Sephardic Jews naturalised by Spain, Portugal

At least 90,000 descendants of Sephardic Jews have become citizens of Portugal or Spain since 2015, when those countries passed laws offering a naturalisation process for such applicants.

Holocaust survivors to receive emergency COVID-19 relief funds from Germany

Germany will distribute a total of $200 million (176.9 million Euros) in emergency funding to approximately 150,000 Jewish victims of Nazi persecution to help them cope with the COVID-19 pandemic

New IOC guidelines against countries banning Israeli athletes

International sports federations must make sure all countries can compete in their tournaments, the International Olympic Committee emphasised in new guidelines.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration 2022

The EJC will host its annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration on 26 January 2022, in partnership with the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF).