General Assembly Executive Committee Council Senior Management & Staff

The Executive

Moshe Kantor

President

Marie van der Zyl

United Kingdom

Chair of the Council

Vice-Presidents

Francis Kalifat

France

Josef Schuster

Germany

Ariel Muzicant

Austria

Andras Heisler

Hungary

Herbert Winter

Switzerland

Yohan Benizri

Belgium

Treasurer

Yaakov Bleich

Ukraine

Executive Members

Petr Papousek

Czech Republic

Roberto Jarach

Italy

Yaron Nadbornik

Nordic Countries

Leslaw Piszewski

Poland

EJC BYLAWS

The Executive is the ongoing decision making body of EJC.

It decides upon the current operations of EJC within the framework of its goals and general policy defined by the Constitution and the supreme bodies of EJC.

The Executive decides about the projects and actions to be launched and implemented by the organization, within the limits of the powers given to the General Assembly.

Art.23
§1 – The Executive is composed of a minimum of seven members and of maximum of sixteen members. The Executive is formed by the President, the Chairman of the Council, the representatives of the five largest communities, and a maximum of nine representatives of other communities to be elected by the General Assembly.

§2 – A national delegation should not exceed 2 seats in the Executive.

§3 – The candidates to the Executive shall submit their candidacy to the organizing committee referred to in Article 28, not less than 4 weeks prior to the elections. The candidates for members of the Executive are to be the officially elected president of the relevant member. On certain occasions and exceptionally, the president of the relevant member may delegate one of his vice presidents or executive director to represent the member in the Executive.

§4 – The Executive members act collectively and are appointed by the General Assembly for a term of four years. Retiring members may be reappointed. They can be removed at any time by the General Assembly.

Art.24
§1 – The Executive appoints among its members 4 to 7 Vice-Presidents and a Treasurer. No member of the Executive may hold more than one position within the Executive.

§2 – The President chairs the meetings of the Executive. In his/her absence, meetings will be chaired by the Chairman of the Council or a Vice-President appointed by the President. Each member of the Executive may propose to the President matters to be discussed.

Art.25
§1 – The Executive is convened by the President as often as required by the interests of the EJC and at least 4 times per year. Nevertheless, to the extent duly authorized by the President, meetings may be held by videoconference or, in exceptional circumstances, using a telephone conferencing system.

§2 – Decisions may be taken by written procedure within the limits allowed by law.

§3 – The Executive can be convened only if at least seven members are present. The president or the legal representative of each member may direct that a proxy be issued for himself/herself in case he/she is unable to attend.

§4 – The Executive member finding him/herself in a situation of conflict of interest must mention it at the opening of the meeting and indicate the point in the agenda which is causing the conflict of interest. He / she does not take part in the vote in question.

Art.26
§1 – The Executive is the ongoing decision making body of EJC. It decides upon the current operations of EJC within the framework of its goals and general policy defined by the Constitution and the supreme bodies of EJC. The Executive decides about the projects and actions to be launched and implemented by the organization, within the limits of the powers given to the General Assembly by article 14. The field of activities includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Political representation towards public authorities
  2. Racism / Anti-Semitism
  3. Shoah related issues
  4. Relations with Israel
  5. Relations with European Institutions and national governments
  6. Relations with other Jewish and non-Jewish international or national organisations
  7. Interfaith dialogue and cultural affairs, in cooperation with relevant European bodies
  8. Public Relations
  9. Organization and Structure
  10. Finances

§2 – The Executive is the body that gives its approval to the major activities and projects initiated by or on behalf of EJC. This applies to the activities of the President, the Chairman of the Council, the Vice-Presidents, the Executive Vice-President, the Treasurer and all other members of the Executive holding a specific portfolio.

§3 – The Executive decides on its rules of procedure.

§4 – Decisions of the Executive require an absolute majority (over 50%) of the delegates present.

§5 – Executive decisions are recorded in minutes and entered in a specific register, which are signed by all present members who wish to do so and at least by the chairman of the meeting and the secretary.

Art.27
In the case that one of the elected members of the Executive resigns, is permanently unable to fulfill his or her duties, is no longer president or official representative of the relevant member, the Executive shall approve the replacement of such elected member by the newly elected president or official representative of the relevant member, or, in exceptional cases, by a vice president or executive director nominated by him.

Art 28
The President shall appoint an organizing committee composed of 3 to 5 persons chosen among Executive members, chaired by one of its Vice Presidents, to prepare the General Assembly Meeting.

Art.29
§1 – The Executive may delegate the daily management of the EJC, and the use of the signature pertaining to this management, to a person chosen within or outside the EJC and whose powers are strictly stipulated. This person exercises its powers individually. If chosen outside the Executive, this person is appointed upon recommendation of the President and has the title of Executive Vice-President.

§2 – Acts relating to the appointment or termination of the mandates of the delegates to the daily management of the EJC are immediately registered at the Greffe and published in the Annexes to the Moniteur belge as stated in Article 26.

Art. 30
§1 The EJC is represented by the President or any other person acting within the powers delegated by or pursuant to a decision of the Executive.

§2 – Acts relating to the appointment or termination of the mandates of persons authorized to represent the EJC are immediately registered at the Greffe and published in the Annexes to the Moniteur belge as stated in Article 26.

§3 – The members of the Executive, the delegates to the daily management and the persons authorized to represent the EJC cannot act in their personal name and are only responsible for the execution of their mandate. They are not remunerated, except for the Executive Vice- President.

Executive Meetings

EJC Executive Meeting – London – 10 September 2017

The European Jewish Congress held its Executive Meeting on 10 September 2017 in London, where members of the Executive had the opportunity to discuss...

EJC Enlarged Executive Meeting – New York – 23 April 2017

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) held its Enlarged Executive Meeting in New York on 23 April 2017. Over 25 presidents joined the EJC Executive...

EJC Enlarged Executive Meeting – Helsinki – 12th September 2016

The EJC held its Enlarged Executive Meeting in Helsinki where members of the Executive Committee were joined by their colleagues from Baltic and Scandinavian...

EJC Executive meets with PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem

The Executive Committee of the European Jewish Congress met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on April 24 in Jerusalem. Discussions centred on the recent...

EJC executive meets with Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid in Tel Aviv

The Israeli Finance Minister Mr Yair Lapid addressed the EJC Executive in a live televised discussion.

EJC Executive Meeting – Athens – 9 December 2013

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) Executive met in Athens today where it expressed support for the actions undertaken by the Greek Government against the...