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State visit of the President of the State of Israel to the Czech Republic

State visit of the President of the State of Israel to the Czech Republic

On Monday, June 11, 2022, the President of the State of Israel Jicchak Herzog with his wife, First Lady Michal Herzog visited the Czech Republic at the invitation of President Miloš Zeman.

Annual Report on Manifestations of Antisemitism in the Czech Republic in 2021

Annual Report on Manifestations of Antisemitism in the Czech Republic in 2021

Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic (FJC) recorded 1128 antisemitic incidents. In keeping with the trends of recent years, there has been a constant rise – in fact, 254 incidents more than in 2020 (increase of 29 %) when 874 incidents were recorded.

Representatives of Jewish communities from all over the world gathered in Prague for the Executive Committee meeting of the World Jewish Congress (WJC)

Representatives of Jewish communities from all over the world gathered in Prague for the Executive Committee  meeting of the World Jewish Congress (WJC)

In the opening address, the President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic, Petr Papoušek, mentioned the preparation of a national Strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life, which is being worked on by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with Jewish organizations. The strategy sets out a series of measures articulated around three pillars: to prevent all forms of antisemitism; to protect and foster Jewish life; and to promote research, education and Holocaust remembrance. The strategy is expected to be presented this November in the framework of the upcoming Czech Presidency of the EU Council. President Papoušek also thanked Prime Minister Petr Fiala and the entire Czech government for their support and assistance to Ukraine.

Czech Jewish community continues to support refugees from Ukraine

Czech Jewish community continues to support refugees from Ukraine

The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic has begun to plan and coordinate help to refugees arriving in the Czech Republic since the very beginning of the crisis in Ukraine. In the first phase, we located the accommodation capacities in the various Jewish communities across the Czech Republic, we organized volunteers to help us with either interpreting or psychological support and we established an emergency team. The Federation is in daily contact with Jewish communities in the neighbouring countries as well as with the Czech government for better coordination of the aid.

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 today 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.

#WeRemember

#WeRemember

On Thursday, January 27, 2022, the symbolic facade illumination of the Old-New Synagogue in Prague in Maiselova Street took place between 5 pm and 11 pm. The Federation of Jewish Communities, the Jewish Community of Prague and JCC Prague, in cooperation with the Signal Festival, have joined the international campaign #WeRemember on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, organized by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and UNESCO. The date commemorates the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp in …

The Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Day of Prevention of Crimes Against Humanity

The Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Day of Prevention of Crimes Against Humanity

Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic and the Foundation for Holocaust Victims, in cooperation with the Office of the Czech Senate and under the auspices of the President of the Senate of Czech Parliament, Miloš Vystrčil, will hold a commemorative meeting in the Main Hall of the Wallenstein Palace.

Annual Report on Manifestations of Antisemitism in the Czech Republic in 2020

Annual Report on Manifestations of Antisemitism in the Czech Republic in 2020

The Annual Report on Manifestations of Antisemitism in the CR has been drafted by the FJC for the internal needs of the Jewish communities in the Czech Republic and also for the needs of other institutions that process data on antisemitism. The aim of the report is to provide a compact picture, within the scope of the acquired information, of the manifestations of antisemitism and of the trends and social climate in relation to manifestations of antisemitism.

World Jewish Congress elects leadership at Plenary Assembly

World Jewish Congress elects leadership at Plenary Assembly

Yesterday, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) formally announced the election of its leadership, including the reelection of Amb. Ronald S. Lauder as President. Petr Papoušek, Chairman of the Federation, was elected to the the Executive committee, Small communities.

Day of the Holocaust Remembrance and Prevention of Crimes Against Humanity

Day of the Holocaust Remembrance and Prevention of Crimes Against Humanity

On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, for the sixteenth time, a festive commemoration was held on the premises of the Wallenstein Palace in Prague on the occasion of the Day of the Holocaust Remembrance and the Prevention of Crimes Against Humanity. The meeting was organized by the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic and the Endowment Fund for Holocaust Victims in cooperation with the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, under the auspices of Senate President Mr. Miloš Vystrčil.