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The Center for Jewish Impact is a focal point and center of excellence for innovative, impactful initiatives that deliver benefit to Israel and the Jewish world

OUR APPROACH

With focus, alignment and speed, the Center for Jewish Impact effectively implements innovative projects that deliver tangible results to all stakeholders

 
 
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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

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Agreement between the University of Tirana and Bar-Ilan University

Agreement between the University of Tirana and Bar-Ilan University

On June 18, 2021, the University of Tirana and Bar-Ilan University signed an agreement facilitating the academic exchange and collaboration of both academic institutions. The exchange is focused on the field of science and includes research, training, and international activities and was signed by the rector of the University of Tirana Professor Artan Hoxha and Bar-Ilan deputy president Professor Moshe Lewenstein.

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.

Taking Williamson’s lead, the UK can spearhead the global fight against antisemitism

Taking Williamson’s lead, the UK can spearhead the global fight against antisemitism

Following two weeks of unabated and frankly terrifying attacks on Jewish people, Jewish buildings and indeed Jewish identity in the UK, last week Education Secretary Gavin Williamson (pictured) offered hope. Rather than simply condemning the huge spike in Jew-hatred, Williamson has gone a step further than perhaps any other leader by identifying a key remedy – Addressing antisemitism head on in schools. If Williamson’s justified concerns are translated into action, it could signal the UK taking

Righteous Among the Nations, Ukraine

Righteous Among the Nations, Ukraine

‘The Shoah, a time when two thirds of European Jews were murdered by Nazis and their allies, can best be described as Europe’s darkest hour. While many Europeans looked on while their colleagues’ neighbours and friends were taken away to almost certain death, a select few refused to sit idly by. This is the story of the Vlasenko family in Ukraine, who at great personal risk, hid Manya Genya, a young Jewish girl throughout the war. These are the stories that show that even in the darkest of times

Ongoing Series on Jewish Diversity

Ongoing Series on Jewish Diversity

We are happy to announce the beginning of an ongoing series in which we explore the diverse history of the Jewish people. In our first segment we interview former member of Knesset for the labor party, Professor Yossi Yona about his family's history immigrating to Israel from Iraq. In the video he discusses what it means to interact with other Iraqis abroad and the process of rediscovering his roots in the land that birthed the Talmud.

Absorption & Aliyah in Israel

Absorption & Aliyah in Israel

Earlier today our Chairman, Robert Singer, spoke with dozens of municipal Heads of Aliyah and Absorption representing all the municipalities and regional councils in Israel, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Ramat Gan, Rishon Lezion and more.

What do Israelis think of the diaspora?

What do Israelis think of the diaspora?

As part of our work at the Center for Jewish Impact we seek to strengthen Israel’s relationship with the worldwide Jewish community and to complement the efforts of Israel’s Government in bridging the divide between Israel and the wider world. With that in mind we commissioned a poll to try and understanding how Israelis view the diaspora so we can better strengthen the relationship between Israel and the diaspora.

In the memory of Kamil Shanan Z"L

In the memory of Kamil Shanan Z"L

In honor of Israel’s Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of the Wars of Israel and Victims of Actions of Terrorism, we are honored to host a former member of parliament Shakib Shanan, for a personal conversation about his family story and the loss of his son Kamil Shanan Z"L

Childhood in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Childhood in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Wednesday 07/04/20, on the Eve Holocaust Remembrance Day, the opening event of the brave together and the Center for Jewish Impact was launched. During the event we heard testimony from survivor Arie Pinsker, born in Romania, who told his personal story 'Child in the shadow of the Holocaust.'

Publication of the Book: "The Righteous Among the Nations in Ukraine"

Publication of the Book: "The Righteous Among the Nations in Ukraine"

In commemoration of the devastating tragedy of Babyn Yar, and on the occasion of Yom HaShoah, we are pleased to support the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine and the Memorial Center for Holocaust “Babyn Yar”, under the support of Yad Vashem, for the publication of the book “The Righteous Among the Nations in Ukraine."

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".

Inauguration of the embassy of Kosovo in Jerusalem

Inauguration of the embassy of Kosovo in Jerusalem

Itai Hacham, the Center's Head of Operations and Policy had the pleasure of participating in the official inauguration of the embassy of Kosovo in Jerusalem, becoming the third country after the US and Guatemala to do so.

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.

Commemoration Ceremony in Honor of North Macedonian Jews who perished in the Holocaust

Commemoration Ceremony in Honor of North Macedonian Jews who perished in the Holocaust

Our Chairman, Robert Singer, spoke today in a special event in Yad Kennedy near Jerusalem, in partnership with Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Keren Kayemet Le'Israel and Bitula Jewish Heritage Foundation to plant a tree as a token of commemoration of the Jewish community of North Macedonia who perished in the Holocaust, in the presence of Stevo Pendarovski, the President of North Macedonia and Gary Koren, Deputy Director-General of the MFA.

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.

Robert Singer thanked Eliot Engel, former U.S Congressman

Robert Singer thanked Eliot Engel, former U.S Congressman

Our Chairman, Robert Singer, conveyed his gratitude to Eliot Engel who just finished 32 years in Congress as U.S Representative, for his great service and tireless work for the American people, the Jewish people and for his steadfast support for #Israel. Together with them in the photo is Israel's Minister of Health, Yuli Edelstein, and it is also a chance to thank him for standing at the forefront of overcoming the Coronavirus in Israel, through the immensely successful vaccination process.

WATCH - 1000 Chanukah Candles of Remembrance - Thank you for participating!

WATCH - 1000 Chanukah Candles of Remembrance - Thank you for participating!

This Chanukah, the Center for Jewish Impact led the 1000 Chanukah Candles of Remembrance campaign in the memory of the Jewish community of North Macedonia which was destroyed in the Holocaust, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bitola Monastir Jewish Heritage Foundation.

WATCH - The Center for Jewish Impact's Chairman, Robert Singer speaking to Channel 9

WATCH - The Center for Jewish Impact's Chairman, Robert Singer speaking to Channel 9

Speaking to Channel 9, Israel's leading media channel in the Russian language, the Center for Jewish Impact's Chairman Robert Singer introduced the work of the Center and addressed global issues facing the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

WATCH - Inclusiveness in Special Education schools in Israel

WATCH - Inclusiveness in Special Education schools in Israel

Israel serves as a world leader in promoting inclusiveness in its society, and especially through special education schools. In this respect, we are pleased to collaborate with the Israeli-based organization Alumot Or which promotes excellence in special education across the country, and helping special education reach their full potential

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.

Together with Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv - we lit the Menorah in memory of the Jews of North Macedoni

Together with Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv - we lit the Menorah in memory of the Jews of North Macedoni

On Monday, December 14, 2020 on the 5th night of Chanukah, Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv Basketball Club joined the Center for Jewish Impact, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Bitola/Monastir Jewish Heritage Foundation to commemorate the Jewish community of North Macedonia which was destroyed during the Holocaust.

The South Program IV of the Council of Europe

The South Program IV of the Council of Europe

The Center for Jewish Impact represented Israel on November 23, 2020 in "South Program IV" of the Council of Europe, showcasing Israel's prominent role in protecting human rights and women's rights.

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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