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Never more is now

Never more is now

The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic and the Foundation for Holocaust Victims, in cooperation with the Office of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, held a commemorative meeting today in the Main Hall of the Senate of the Czech Republic on the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Day of Prevention of Crimes Against Humanity.

Together for Israel – The Czech Republic is the voice of Israel in Europe

Together for Israel – The Czech Republic is the voice of Israel in Europe

Společně pro Izrael (Together for Israel) was the name of the public gathering organized by the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic (FŽO) in support of the State of Israel and its people. On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, the Old Town Square in the center of Prague was filled with people who came to condemn the unprecedented murder of civilians committed by the Hamas terrorist movement on October 7, 2023, to remember the more than 230 hostages taken, and to support the right of the State of Israel to defend itself and its people.

We stand with Israel

We stand with Israel

We will express solidarity with Israel and its people through public rally and draw attention to the worldwide rise of anti-Semitism! November 1st 2023, Old Town Square at 4 PM.

The European Days of Jewish Culture

The European Days of Jewish Culture

The fundamental objective of this European-wide event, which has been organised since 1999, is to highlight the diversity and richness of Judaism and its local, regional and national historical importance, with the firm intention of promoting dialogue, recognition and exchange through conferences, concerts, performances, guided tours and other activities, which take place simultaneously throughout the continent.

Annual Report on Manifestations of Antisemitism in the Czech Republic 2022

Annual Report on Manifestations of Antisemitism in the Czech Republic 2022

Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic (FJC) recorded 2 277 antisemitic incidents in 2022. The constant trend of leapfrog growth of antisemitic manifestations which could be clearly seen in the previous periods monitored, thus continued also last year. Compared to year 2021, in which 1,128 antisemitic incidents were recorded, this trend can be labelled as dramatic.

Commemorating the victims of the holocaust is of an essential for our society today

Commemorating the victims of the holocaust is of an essential for our society today

The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic and the Foundation for Holocaust Victims, in cooperation with the Office of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, held a commemoration meeting in the Main Hall of the Senate of the Czech Republic on the occasion of the Day of the Holocaust Remembrance and Prevention of Crimes Against Humanity.

The NOA Seminar

The NOA Seminar

Yesterday we concluded the two-day seminar “Czech Jews – History and Culture, Coexistence of the Minority with the Majority Society, Legacy for Today” with a tour of the Spanish and Old Synagogue. At the beginning of the seminar, FJC Chairman Petr Papoušek welcomed the participants with the words … “monuments are an important element in education and conveying information about the Jewish community, history, culture, a call for respect and tolerance.” The seminar was intended for tour guides, monument managers and all those who care for or are interested in Jewish monuments, and we would like to thank them for their cooperation.

International meeting of special envoys and coordinators combating antisemitism (SECCA)

International meeting of special envoys and coordinators combating antisemitism (SECCA)

On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, we hosted an international meeting of special envoys and coordinators combating antisemitism organized by the World Jewish Congress in Prague.

Seminar

Seminar

As part of the European NOA (Networks Overcoming Antisemitism) project, in cooperation with the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage and the Jewish Museum in Prague, we are organizing a two-day seminar Czech Jews – history, culture, coexistence of minority and majority society, legacy for today.

The European Days of Jewish Culture 2022: Renewal

The European Days of Jewish Culture 2022: Renewal

The fundamental objective of this European-wide event, which has been organised since 2000, is to highlight the diversity and richness of Judaism and its local, regional and national historical importance, with the firm intention of promoting dialogue, recognition and exchange through conferences, concerts, performances, guided tours and other activities, which take place simultaneously throughout the continent.