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The European Jewish Congress Mourns the Passing of Vaclav Havel

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) mourns the passing of former Czech Republic president Vaclav Havel. Havel was known as a great friend of the Jews and did much to confront anti-Semitism and teach the lessons of the dark chapter of the Holocaust during his two terms in office. EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor, who was a colleague of Havel’s on the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation, said that he will be sadly missed. “Having personally worked with him, I …

World Jewish Congress mourns passing of former Czech President Vaclav Havel

World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder has eulogized former Czech President Vaclav Havel, who died on Sunday at the age 75, as “one of the most inspiring political leaders of our time.” The WJC declared: “With a tremendous vision and despite the great deal of suffering he had had to endure, Vaclav Havel led Czechoslovakia out of the grey days of Communism and helped to turn it into a free and respected nation. He oversaw the peaceful division …

Václav Havel

Václav Havel

With great sorrow we have learned about the decease of Václav Havel.

We have respected him as a statesman of excellent reputation, we have honored him as a writer of world esteem and we have loved him as a friend who always had understanding for sorrows and joys of life. The Jewish community in the Czech Republic thanks him for everything what he has done for all citizens of our country and will always with gratitude remember his instrumental role in reestablishing good relations between the Czech Republic and the State of Israel.

Blessed be remembrance of the righteous…

Guidelines and Best Practices for the Restitution and Compensation

Guidelines and Best Practices for the Restitution and Compensation of Immovable (Real) Property Confiscated or Otherwise Wrongfully Seized by the Nazis, Fascists and Their Collaborators during the Holocaust (Shoah) Era between.

New kosher market

New kosher market was opened in Prague supervised by Prague rabinate. The address is Bílkova 16, next to the Dinitz kosher retaurant.

Holocaust Remembrance Event in the Senate of the Czech Republic

On 27th January 2010 a commemorative event took place in the Knights’ Hall of the Senate of the Czech Republic. This event is traditionally held under the auspices of the President of the Senate and is attended by the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, and the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Government Ministers and Members of the Parliament. The event is organized by the Senate in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, the Foundation for Holocaust Victims, …

Apply to the One Year Jewish Studies Program

Paideia invites applications from qualified individuals committed to the revival of European Jewish culture regardless of age, religion, academic background or country of origin…