Czech Union of Jewish Students

Maiselova 18
110 01 Praha 1
číslo účtu 2233633976/0300
IČO: 63839318


Czech Union of Jewish Students was established after the fall of Communism in the 1990‘s as a non-profit organization. Since that time, it has played an important role in the re-birth of life, consciousness and expectations of the Jewish people in the Czech Republic. We are also closely connected with the Slovak Union of Jewish Students, our sister organization, since we divided after the break-up of Czechoslovakia in 1993. Currently several hundred young people are associated with our youth group.

According to Aliyah – the Right of Return, every young Jew between 15 and 35 years of age can become a member (see: Statutes). The Union is led by an annually elected board. The board members work in their free time and without any compensation, monetary or otherwise.

Our goal is to continue our activities and to extend the Jewish culture and traditions and as well as to build international and inter generational connections within the Jewish world (with other Jewish organizations) and outside of it, too.

We also aim to create a positive image of Jewish community. We do this through public relations, activities that benefit the general public and by participating on inter-religious dialogues.

We offer variety of activities to our members throughout the year. Almost every week, we organize activities such as expert lectures, discussions, film screenings, heritage trips, trekking trips and sporting events. We celebrate all Jewish holidays and important jubilees in conjunction with rabbis of various denominations, acknowledging the different affiliations of our members.

This wide spectrum of activities also includes restoring Czech synagogues and cleaning cemeteries, where there are not presently Jewish communities. These types of activities, we believe, consolidate the Jewish consciousness of our young members and preserves the heritage for future generations. We aspire to continue our multicultural and pluralistic traditions from the golden prewar times.