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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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. . 

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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.

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A Candid conversation with Sven Koopmans, EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process


Thursday, October 10, 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. 

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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. 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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


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

 

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 7th Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism in Jerusalem


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.

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Guatemalan President, Israeli Foreign Minister Join Top Lawmakers From Across Americas to Stand Against Rising Antisemitism and Celebrate Ties With Jewish State

Sunday, August 1, 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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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

https://2u.org.ua/
 

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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.’

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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WATCH: Robert Singer, Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact, speaking to Channel 9 for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Op-ed: Sports and Anti-Semitism 

By Robert Singer, Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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WATCH: Robert Singer, Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact,  speaking to Channel 9 on our activities

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WATCH: Sonia Gomes de Mesquita, Director of the Center for Jewish Impact, delivering an address during the Knesset's Committee on the Promotion of the Status of Women and Gender Equality

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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.

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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.

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2020 Kyiv Jewish Forum

 

On September 9, 2020, Robert Singer, the Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact, spoke in the annual Kyiv Jewish Forum. 

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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.