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The Center for Jewish Impact vision is to elevate the relationships and status of Israel within and in relation to the global diplomatic community and world Jewry.

OUR APPROACH

We build strategic relationships, partnerships and initiatives between players within Israel, the diplomatic community and world Jewry, for the benefit of the State of Israel, Jewish communities, and the world at large.

 
 
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EDUCATION

SUPPORTING
ISRAEL

ISRAEL / DIASPORA RELATIONS

INTERFAITH
DIALOGUE

COMBATING 
ANTISEMITISM

OUR PILLARS OF ACTION

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ROBERT SINGER

Elite level executive at the most senior level of leading global organizations, with over 40 years of experience in NGOs and philanthropy, Israel government institutions, diplomacy, politics and advocacy, as well as defense and security in advanced organizational structures. 

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SONIA GOMES DE MESQUITA

Senior executive with more than 25 years’ experience and successful performance as an organizational leader in the non-profit and public sectors, specializing in program and operational management, leading global teams in complex projects with exceptional execution.

 
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OUR ACTIVITIES

Center for Jewish Impact x Unholy

Center for Jewish Impact x Unholy

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 We hosted an online event with the Unholy Podcast's Yonit Levi and Jonathan Freedland regarding Israel's elections on November 1st, 2022. The discussion was tailored toward the diplomatic and Jewish communities.

The Jewish graves in Kyrgyzstan are fading. But a small Jewish community continues to thrive.

The Jewish graves in Kyrgyzstan are fading. But a small Jewish community continues to thrive.

Please read this article by American news site and radio show "The World", which details the personal story of our Chairman, Mr. Robert Singer, and his strong ties to the Jewish Community of Kyrgyzstan over the years.

Briefing with the EU Special Rep. for the Middle East Peace Process

Briefing with the EU Special Rep. for the Middle East Peace Process

Thursday, August 25th, 2022 Center for Jewish Impact hosts a discussion with EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process regarding Where are the Israelis in Israeli-Palestinian Relations today?”

Bosnia and Herzegovina Adopts IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

Bosnia and Herzegovina Adopts IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, July 29th 2022 The Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopts the IHRA definition of antisemitism

Diplomatic Delegation to Albania

Diplomatic Delegation to Albania

Monday, July 18, 2022 A Center for Jewish Impact (CJI) and Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) delegation visited Tirana, Albania, last week for a series of meetings with Albanian government members, international representatives, and local community leaders.

Saving Kyrgyzstan only Jewish School

Saving Kyrgyzstan only Jewish School

Wednesday, July 7th, 2022 When CJI learned of an antisemitic campaign in Krgyzstan resulting in its World Ort school receiving a 30-day eviction notice, we launched an international diplomatic effort, led by our chairman Robert Singer, to support the small Jewish community. These efforts brought the issue in front of the Kyrgyzstan President Sadyr Japarov, who ultimately intervened to cancel the eviction notice.

CJI Participates in UN Combating Antisemitism Briefing

CJI Participates in UN Combating Antisemitism Briefing

Thursday, June 16, 2022 Board Member Daniel West Cohen shares CJI's Intervention regarding a future UN Antisemitism Strategy

Krakow Humanitarian Relief

Krakow Humanitarian Relief

Monday, May 11, 2022 Read the full story of our mission to Krakow, Poland, as part of the humanitarian relief to the Ukrainian refugees.

Meeting with the Moroccan Ambassador to Israel

Meeting with the Moroccan Ambassador to Israel

Monday, April 11, 2022 Today our executive director, Sonia Gomes de Mesquita, met with the Moroccan Ambassador to Israel, Mr. Abderrahim Beyyoudh, and with the mayor of Kiryat Ono, Mr. Israel Tal, and his deputy, Mr. Ron Malka.

One Team - One People in Barcelona

One Team - One People in Barcelona

Thursday, April 7, 2022 Barcelona, Spain — Today, Thursday morning, as a part of the “One Team - One People” initiative, the Center for Jewish Impact with partners from Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball and the World Zionist Organization’s Israel Holocaust Remembrance Department came together for a meaningful visit with Barcelona’s Jewish day school, “Colegio Hatikva” as a part of the school’s “Maccabiah Games,” which are taking place ahead of Maccabi’s Euroleague game against Barcelona.

Interfaith Dialogue in Athens

Interfaith Dialogue in Athens

Thursday, April 4, 2022 Participating in the dialogue with the Center’s chairman, Robert Singer, was Metropolitan Ignatios of Dimitras, president of the committee, Metropolitan Ioannis of Thermopyle, committee member, and Archimandrite Ignatios, committee secretary, as well as other officials. We discussed the importance of interfaith relations between the Christian and Jewish religions and explored opportunities to build relations between our religious communities.

One Team - One People in Athens, Greece

One Team - One People in Athens, Greece

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 The One Team-One People projects continued today in Athens, Greece, led by the Center for Jewish Impact, Maccabi Tel Aviv and the World Zionist Organization. Today, Tuesday, an official wreath-laying ceremony took place at the National Holocaust Memorial in Athens, a memorial that commemorates the thousands of Jews that were murdered during the Holocaust.

Interview of Robert Singer to i24NEWS station about the refugees situation on the

Interview of Robert Singer to i24NEWS station about the refugees situation on the

Robert Singer, Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact, was interviewed by i24NEWS station about the special mission of the Center, the collaboration with the representatives of the Romanian government regarding the Jewish refugees' situation and his program about a unified body to coordinate and operate all diaspora related activities

Collaboration with the representatives of the Romanian government

Collaboration with the representatives of the Romanian government

The Center For Jewish Impact has been working tirelessly to help the Ukrainian refugees who have fled abroad, in a desperate attempt to find shelter. Last week the Center kicked into high gear. Along with the humanitarian assistance the Centre provided, the Center's Chairman and its Senior executive flew to Romania for an urgent visit where they met with the heads of the Jewish community, JDC, Nativ and representatives of the Romanian government to get an assessment of the refugee situation.

Special Mission to provide humanitarian aid to the refugees of Ukraine

Special Mission to provide humanitarian aid to the refugees of Ukraine

Monday, March 14, 2022 Today, the Center for Jewish Impact in partnership with SASA Setton, Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club and EL AL worked together to produce hundreds of boxes of vital goods, consumer products and basketballs. These will be provided to mothers and their children who are based across the refugees' centers, that have fled their home country of Ukraine as it has become engulfed in conflict, fleeing with frighteningly little to Bucharest and other cities throughout Romania.

One Team - One People in Belgrade, Serbia

One Team - One People in Belgrade, Serbia

Thursday, March 10, 2022 On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the official diplomatic relations between Israel and Serbia and the 45th anniversary of Maccabi Tel Aviv's first victory in the European Cup, a series of events were held in Belgrade as part of the “One Team – One People” Project to strengthen the ties between Israel and Serbian Jewry, and to stand together against antisemitism through the unifying power of basketball.

Meeting with Xhelal Svecla, Minister of Interior of Kosovo

Meeting with Xhelal Svecla, Minister of Interior of Kosovo

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting Kosovo's Minister of Internal Affairs, Xhelal Svecla, as part of his visit to Israel. The meeting was a follow-up to our Chairman, Robert Singer's visit to to Pristina three years ago, as well as to the Balkans Forum Against Antisemitism.

Interview of Robert Singer to KAN B Radio station about the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Interview of Robert Singer to KAN B Radio station about the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Robert Singer, Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact, was interviewed today by KAN B Radio station about International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the unique work the Center has done all year long in order to preserve Holocaust remembrance worldwide in key events and more.

Webinar: Our hope is not yet lost

Webinar: Our hope is not yet lost

In honor of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, more than a thousand high school students from all across the country, gather in a conference dealing with the "global plague of antisemitism."

Interview of Robert Singer to KAN B Radio on the crisis between Israel and diaspora Jewry

Interview of Robert Singer to KAN B Radio on the crisis between Israel and diaspora Jewry

Monday, January 3, 2021 Robert Singer, Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact, was interviewed by KAN B Radio station on the current crisis between Israel and diaspora Jewry, the closing of Israel's border to non-Israeli citizens, and the need for Israel's to have a long-term and strategic perspective on the imperative relations between Israel and world Jewry - "It is paramount that Israel maintains this key relationship".

Third-Annual Kyiv Jewish Forum Celebrates 30 Years of Israel-Ukraine Ties

Third-Annual Kyiv Jewish Forum Celebrates 30 Years of Israel-Ukraine Ties

Celebrating 30 years of relations between Ukraine and the State of Israel, Ukrainian, Israeli, American, and European leaders spoke on Wednesday and Thursday at the third-annual Kyiv Jewish Forum, about the historic relations between the Jewish and Ukrainian peoples, the rise of global antisemitism, and the looming threats to both nations.

Inauguration of the "Upside-Down" Exhibition at the Israeli Foreign Ministry

Inauguration of the "Upside-Down" Exhibition at the Israeli Foreign Ministry

Monday, December 6, 2021 As part of the special events to mark the 'International Day of Persons with Disabilities', Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Energy Minister Karin Elharar, actress Gila Almagor, Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact, Robert Singer and other distinguished guests inaugurated the "Upside-Down" photo exhibition at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.

Jewish Confederation of Ukraine President Boris Lozhkin Previews Third-Annual Kyiv Jewish Forum

Jewish Confederation of Ukraine President Boris Lozhkin Previews Third-Annual Kyiv Jewish Forum

The third-annual Kyiv Jewish Forum — to be broadcast online on December 15th-16th, 2021, at 15:00 Ukraine time (8:00 AM EST) — will bring together top global leaders to discuss and share their insights on the most pressing issues facing Jewish communities worldwide.

One Team - One People Project in Berlin, Germany

One Team - One People Project in Berlin, Germany

Thursday, November 25, 2021 This morning in Berlin, as part of the One Team - One People project, the Center for Jewish Impact stood united with Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball, the World Zionist Organization and the Israeli embassy in Germany against antisemitism, and supported Maccabi Tel Aviv as they adopted the IHRA's working definition of antisemitism, and invited other sports clubs to join the important act. The event was followed by an emotional ceremony at the main Holocaust memorial.

New Educational Trends to Prevent Xenophobia

New Educational Trends to Prevent Xenophobia

Monday, November 22, 2021 Our Chairman, Robert Singer, chaired a panel on the Third Moscow International Conference for Combating Xenophobia, Antisemitism and Racism, focusing on New Educational trends to prevent xenophobia in partnership with the Russian Jewish Congress.

Upside Down - Special Exhibition marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Upside Down - Special Exhibition marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which will take place on December 3, the Center for Jewish Impact has partnered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Alumot Or for a special and exciting project - the "Upside Down" exhibition. Dozens of celebrities, media personalities, actors, Olympic medalists, ambassadors and diplomats volunteered for the project, where they were photographed with children with disabilities, including from the Benjamin Rothman schools...

Europe’s Jewish Future: Presenting the EU Strategy on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Li

Europe’s Jewish Future: Presenting the EU Strategy on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Li

Yesterday (October 20, 2021), together with the Combat Antisemitism Movement, we hosted an exclusive conversation between our Chairman, Robert Singer, and the European Commission Coordinator for Combating Antisemitism & Fostering Jewish Life, Katharina von Schnurbein. The conversation centered around the EU's recently published, first-ever comprehensive strategy to combat antisemitism and fostering Jewish life in Europe.

Launch of One Team - One People Project in Milan, Italy

Launch of One Team - One People Project in Milan, Italy

This morning (October 21, 2021), in Milan, marked the beginning of the "One Team-One People" initiative led by the Center for Jewish Impact, in collaboration with Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club, and the World Zionist Organization's Department for Israel & Holocaust Commemoration. Together, we are working to strengthen ties between Israel and European Jewry.

A candid conversation with Sven Koopmans, the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Pr

A candid conversation with Sven Koopmans, the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Pr

The Center for Jewish Impact and the Ximus Forum were honored to host Sven Koopmans, the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process. As part of his duties, the EU Special Representative travels throughout Israel, Gaza and the West Bank so to best understand all facets of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. To assist in his mandate, and to have a better understanding of the Israeli perspective, the Center for Jewish Impact has initiated this briefing.

Exploring Holistic Approaches  to Combating Antisemitism

Exploring Holistic Approaches to Combating Antisemitism

Read the full address of our Chairman, Robert Singer in the verbatim report from United Nations Alliance of Civilizations - Exploring Holistic Approaches to Combating Antisemitism.

The 85th Anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: United Through Sports

The 85th Anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: United Through Sports

The Center for Jewish Impact launched its first strategic collaboration with Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club and the World Zionist Organization, initiating a unique event marking 85 years since the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: ‘United Through Sports.’ The event, which took place earlier tonight in Tel Aviv, united senior figures in the sports industry, the diplomatic community and public society in Israel, to commemorate the events of 1936 and to discuss the need for collaborative action...

SAVE THE DATE: The 85th Anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: United Through Sports

SAVE THE DATE: The 85th Anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: United Through Sports

The Center for Jewish Impact, in collaboration with Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club and the World Zionist Organization, will host a special event on Tuesday, August 24th, to commemorate the events of 1936 and the victory of sports over Nazi ideology.

Chairman of Center for Jewish Impact, Robert Singer: Albania have support Israel extensively

Chairman of Center for Jewish Impact, Robert Singer: Albania have support Israel extensively

Our chairman, Robert Singer, discuses Israeli-Albanian relations

7th Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism in Jerusalem

7th Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism in Jerusalem

Our chairman, Robert Singer, was honoured to address the 7th Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism in Jerusalem on July 14. The event is held annually by Israel’s Ministry of Foriegn Affairs and brings together Jewish leaders and allies from around the world to discuss the best ways to counter antisemitism. Given the current increase in antisemtic incidents, particularly in places with substantial Jewish communities, such as in London, Los Angeles and New York there is an added need to address

A historical event - the Central America Forum for Israel

A historical event - the Central America Forum for Israel

At inaugural Central America Forum for Israel, regional leaders issue joint declaration calling for a united stance against surging global antisemitism, including support for the IHRA international definition of Jew-hatred, express solidarity with the State of Israel following Gaza conflict, and urge tougher action against Hezbollah.

Central America Forum for Israel

Central America Forum for Israel

On Thursday, July 29th, 2021, the Center for Jewish Impact and the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM), in partnership with the Israel-Guatemala Friendship League and Congress of the Republic of Guatemala, will host the first-ever Central America Forum for Israel, celebrating Israel’s deep and longstanding ties in the region.

The Double Campaign

The Double Campaign

Read our Chairman, Robert Singer's last op-ed on the unforeseen consequences of Israel’s last military military operation

Partnership with Israel National Football Team

Partnership with Israel National Football Team

Ahead of the opening whistle of the upcoming friendly match in Lisbon between Israel and Portugal, the President of the Israeli Football Association, Oren Hasson, presented Israel's national team jersey to the President of Comunidade Israelita de Lisboa, Dr. Jose Carp, in demonstration of support from the Football Association to the Portuguese Jewish community.

Robert Singer's speech at the UNAC special event

Robert Singer's speech at the UNAC special event

Robert Singer, the Chairman of The Center for Jewish Impact's speech at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations special event - "Exploring Holistic Approaches to Combating Antisemitism".

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations'Exploring Holistic Approaches to Combating Antisemitism

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations'Exploring Holistic Approaches to Combating Antisemitism

We are honored to participate tomorrow in a special event organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations focusing on Exploring Holistic Approaches to Combating Antisemitism, with the participation of distinguished participants, stakeholders and heads of major Jewish organizations worldwide.

Planting Trees in the Memory of the Jewish Community of North Macedonia

Planting Trees in the Memory of the Jewish Community of North Macedonia

We are proud to partner once again with Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Bitola Jewish Heritage Foundation and KKL קק״ל - קרן קימת לישראל to commemorate the Jewish community of North Macedonia who perished in the Holocaust. Click below and learn more!

Special Online Briefing on COVID-19 Vaccination in Israel

Special Online Briefing on COVID-19 Vaccination in Israel

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 - The Center for Jewish Impact, in cooperation with Bar-Ilan University held a special online briefing on COVID-19 and the vaccine campaign in Israel. World-renowned experts in virology, immunology and epidemiology delivered a virtual briefing on COVID-19 and Israel's ongoing vaccination campaign to an audience that included hundreds of health ministry representatives and members of the Jewish community from around the world.

Center for Jewish Impact - Athletes Speak About Anti-Semitism for International Holocaust Remembranc

Center for Jewish Impact - Athletes Speak About Anti-Semitism for International Holocaust Remembranc

For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as part of our campaign to raise awareness on the need to fight anti-Semitism and bigotry, and to commemorate the Holocaust, we gathered leading athletes from across the world to talk about their personal experiences and perspectives, and of the importance of fighting anti-Semitism and commemorating the Holocaust.

WATCH - Special event of lighting the Menorah together with Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

WATCH - Special event of lighting the Menorah together with Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

As part of the 1000 Chanukah Candles of Remembrance campaign, the Center for Jewish Impact led a special commemoration event together with Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, the leading basketball club in Israel, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, lighting the Menorah and shining a light in the memory of the Jewish community of North Macedonia which was perished in the Holocaust.

2020 Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism

2020 Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism

The Center for Jewish Impact co-sponsored of the 2020 Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism, which took place on October 28, 2020. The Forum brought together the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, Speakers of the Parliaments of Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Montenegro, Speaker of Knesset, Yariv Levin and more.

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