Center for Jewish Impact x Unholy event: Season 5 Israeli Elections
Join us for a special Center for Jewish Impact online event with the Unholy Podcast's Yonit Levi and Jonathan Freedland regarding Israel's upcoming elections. The discussion will be tailored toward the diplomatic and Jewish communities.
The event will take place on September 21, 2022 at 1700 IL time on Zoom.
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
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?”
CJI & CAM Diplomatic Delegation to Tirana, 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's only Jewish School
Wednesday, July 7th, 2022
When CJI learned of an antisemitic campaign in Kyrgyzstan 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 n front of Kyrgyzstan President Sadyr Japarov, who ultimately intervened to cancel the eviction notice.
Meeting with the President of the Technion University
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Today we had the pleasure to visit the president of the Technion University, Professor Uri Sivan and it's CEO, Professor Boaz Golani.
As part of the meeting, we discussed how to further evolve the cooperation with "Anieres" program. Anieres program is a program meant to promote technological education and motivating youth to excellence in tech fields, throughout Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.
We are looking forward to our meaningful cooperation.
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, Spain
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.
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.
Special Mission to provide humanitarian aid to the refugees of Ukraine
Monday, March 14, 2022
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
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 the Minister of Internal Affairs of Kosovo, Xhelal Svecla
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
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.
Our Hope is Not Yet Lost
Monday, January 24, 2022
In honor of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which will be held at the end of this month, more than a thousand high school students from all across the country and the Haifa region, in particular, gathered today, Monday, for a conference dealing with the "global plague of antisemitism." The conference was simultaneously translated into English, Arabic, and Russian allowing all students across the country to participate.
Interview of Robert Singer to KAN B Radio on the crisis between Israel and diaspora Jewry
Monday, January 3, 2022
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
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
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.
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.
Sunday, December 5, 2021
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
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
Monday, November 22, 2021
Our Chairman, Robert Singer, chaired a special panel at the Third Moscow International Conference for Combating Xenophobia, Antisemitsm and Racism, focusing on New Educational trends to prevent xenophobia in partnership with the Russian Jewish Congress. The panel included distinguished guests with years of expertise and valuable insight into combating Xenophobia on micro and macro levels.
Upside Down - Special Exhibition marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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...
Summary of the New EU Strategy to Combat Antisemitism & Foster Jewish Life
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Together with the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM), 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 foster Jewish life in Europe. .
Launch of the One Team-One People Initiative
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
This morning (12.10), 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, EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process
Thursday, October 7, 2021
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, along with the Ximus Forum (a network of leading businessmen and young CEOs in Israel), a direct dialogue with up and coming, leading members of Israel's business community, so as to best convey the Israeli public's perception of the ongoing conflict.
Exploring Holistic Approaches to Combating Antisemitism
Friday, September 30, 2021
On March 15 of this year, our Chairman, Robert Singer, spoke at a digital conference organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, under the leadership of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN High Commissioner, Miguel Moratinos. The conference focused on Exploring Holistic Approaches to Combating Antisemitism, and included many prominent worldwide Jewish leaders. Read the full statement of our Chairman here.
The 85th Anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: United Through Sports
Thursday, August 14, 2021
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 in Tel Aviv, Israel, 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 to counter expressions of hatred, racism, and antisemitism in sports, and society at large.
SAVE THE DATE: The 85th Anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: United Through Sports
Thursday, August 19, 2021
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.
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Since the establishment of the Center for Jewish Impact, I’ve made it a point of promoting relations between Israel and Albania
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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 antisemitism and promote Jeiwsh solidarity. After a lifetime of advocacy for the Jewish people Robert believes that the best way to counter antisemitism and bigotry at large, is through education.
Guatemalan President, Israeli Foreign Minister Join Top Lawmakers From Across Americas to Stand Against Rising Antisemitism and Celebrate Ties With Jewish State
Thursday, July 29, 2021
At the inaugural Central America Forum for Israel, regional leaders issue a 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 the Gaza conflict, and urge tougher action against Hezbollah.
Central America Forum for Israel
Tuesday, July 25, 2021
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.
READ:Robert Singer’s Op-Ed on the latest wave of Antisemitism and the Diaspora
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Our chairman, Robert Singer, published an Op-Ed titled “Israel needs to recognize the danger facing the diaspora – and act” regarding a plan of action to unify, coordinate, and operate all diaspora related activities. This article was recently published in English on the “JC” and in Russian on “Isrageo”.
Agreement between the University of Tirana and Bar-Ilan University
Friday, June 18, 2021
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.
Taking Williamson’s lead, the UK can spearhead the global fight against antisemitism
Sunday, June 13, 2021
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 a leading role in the European and indeed the global fight against the world’s ‘oldest hatred’, writes Robert Singer.
Partnership with Israel's National Football Association
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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.
Righteous Among the Nations, Ukraine
Monday, May 24, 2021 -
‘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 hope can still blossom. ‘
Despite the fact that roughly 60% of Ukrainian Jews perished during the Holocaust Ukraine over 2,500 Ukrainians have been recognized as Righteous Among the Nations.
This is just one story
This video was produced in collaboration with 2U, an NGO that assists ageing Ukrainian Righteous Among the Nations
Ongoing Series on Jewish Diversity
A brief conversation with former MK Prof. Yossi Yona
Monday, May 24, 2021 -
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.
‘They (Iraqis) express a deep regret of the expulsion of Jews and one of them even said at the moment Iraq expelled its Jews it actually expelled Iraq from itself.’
Absorption & Aliyah in Israel
Thursday, May 06, 2021 -
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?
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 -
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.
Personal Conversation with the former member of the Knesset, Shakib Shanan, in the memory of his beloved Son, Kamil Shanan Z"L
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 -
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 the Knesset Shakib Shanan, for a personal conversation about his family story and the loss of his beloved son Kamil Shanan, who was killed in the line of duty at the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem on July 14, 2017.
Special Commemoration Event for Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Childhood in the Shadow of the Holocaust"
Thursday, April 7, 2021 -
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,' to hundreds of participants from the Leo Baeck school. Prior to Mr. Pinsker's testimony, the Romanian Ambassador to Israel, Mr. Radu Loannid, spoke about the reasonability each of us have in countering hate speech.
Publication of the Book: "The Righteous Among the Nations in Ukraine"
Thursday, April 8, 2021 -
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 speaks at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations' event- Exploring Holistic Approaches to Combating Antisemitism
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 -
Don't miss our Chairman, Robert Singer's speech at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations special event - "Exploring Holistic Approaches to Combating Antisemitism", under the leadership of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN High Commissioner Miguel Moratinos, focusing on Exploring Holistic Approaches to Combating Antisemitism.
Inauguration of the embassy of Kosovo in Jerusalem
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 -
Itai Hacham, the Center for Jewish Impact'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
Monday, March 14, 2021 -
We are honored to participate tomorrow in a special event organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, under the leadership of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN High Commissioner Miguel Moratinos, 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
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - Our Chairman, Robert Singer, spoke today in a special event in Yad Kennedy near Jerusalem, in partnership with Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Keren Kayemet Le'Israel (JNF) 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.
Planting Trees in the Memory of the Jewish Community of North Macedonia
We are proud to partner once again with Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Bitola Jewish Heritage Foundation and KKL-JNF to commemorate the Jewish community of North Macedonia who perished in the Holocaust. we invite you to join us and plant a tree to commemorate them.
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.
Athletes Speak About Anti-Semitism for International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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 who serve as role models of the values of sports – respecting and accepting one another regardless of any background, race, or religion.
Remembering the Jewish community of North Macedonia 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 Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1000 Chanukah Candles of Remembrance Campaign
"1000 Chanukah Candles of Remembrance" is a global campaign led by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bitola/Monastir Jewish Heritage Foundation and the Center for Jewish Impact that calls people from all across the world to light the menorah during Chanukah, December 10-17, 2020, in dedication to the memory of North Macedonia Jewry, which was almost completely destroyed during the Holocaust.
WATCH: Alumot Or - Promoting Inclusiveness through special education in Israel
Israel serves as a world leader in promoting inclusiveness in its society, and especially through special education schools.
The South Program IV of the Council of Europe
The Center for Jewish Impact participated in the South Program IV by the Council of Europe, comprised of senior representatives from the Middle East and North Africa, which is generally focusing on promoting human rights and the rule of law.
2020 Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism
On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 the Center for Jewish Impact co-sponsored and was one of the main organizers of a historic gathering - the 2020 Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism, in partnership with the Parliament of Albania, the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) and the Jewish Agency for Israel, with the aim of creating a united front in the Balkans against anti-Semitism.
United Nations in Geneva & World Academy of Art and Science Conference
On June 18, 2020, Robert Singer, the Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact gave an address as part of a distinguished panel in the Global Leadership in the 21st Century Conference - Transformations of Global Education led by the United Nations in Geneva and the World Academy of Art and Science.