Ongoing series on Jewish Diversity
Thursday, March 11, 2021
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 (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. The event was held in the presence of Stevo Pendarovski the President of North Macedonia, Gary Koren, Deputy Director-General for Euroasia and Western Balkans at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dan Oryan, the Ambassador of Israel to North Macedonia.
During his address, our Chairman said: "We are pleased to take part in another significant collaboration of the Center for Jewish Impact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs led by Ambassador Dan Oryan. Together with KKL-JNF and Bitula Jewish Heritage Foundation, we will continue to commemorate the memory of the Northern Macedonian community, especially on this symbolic day. We would like to invite more organizations to join us in this important commemoration project."
Monday, May 24, 2021
A brief conversation w/ former member of Knesset Prof. Yossi Yona about his Iraqi roots.
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.’