Claudio Epelman - World Jewish Congress

Claudio Epelman

Executive Director, Latin American Jewish Congress
WJC representative in Latin America
WJC Commissioner for Interfaith Relations

Claudio Epelman is the Executive Director of the regional branch of the World Jewish Congress, the Latin American Jewish Congress.

The Latin American Jewish Congress, an active member of the Civil Society, is the umbrella organization speaking for the interests of the Latin American and Caribbean Jewish Communities. Epelman has represented these Jewish Communities at high level meetings with heads of states and many other important personalities from the international political field. He has also been invited to participate in several UN, OAS, OSCE and SEGIB sessions. 

Epelman is very committed to inter-faith initiatives promoting Jewish and Muslim dialogue, and also building bridges with the Catholic community. He is regularly invited to inter-faith conferences such as the “Doha Conference of Interfaith Dialogue”, the “International Conference for Interfaith Dialogue” organized by the King of Saudi Arabia and the Muslim World League in Madrid, where he was asked to chair a plenary session; and the “General Conference of the Latin American Episcopal Conference” in Brazil, where he meet with Pope Benedict XVI. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Council of Religious Leaders.

All this work was recognized in 2007 by the Argentine Government when Epelman was awarded a prize for his work in the inter-faith field.

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