The spread of COVID-19 has not halted the challenges facing Jewish communities worldwide. Remaining engaged during this trying time is critical. With the closing of schools and institutions and much of the world practicing social distancing, the World Jewish Congress will be rolling out a number of new virtual programs designed to ensure that activists working from home have a steady stream of timely educational and enriching content about the issues that they care about.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new WebTalk series. Each week we will invite a different guest to join us on Facebook Live to talk about a wide range of issues including the United Nations’ fight against antisemitism, the latest from the field of Holocaust education, Israel’s battle to end the bias at the Human Rights Council, the effects of COVID-19 on Jewish communities around the world, and more.
Join us on Monday, 6 April, at 10:00 ET for our first WebTalk, featuring Noemi Di Segni, President of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, to hear her first-hand account about how COVID-19 is impacting daily life for the citizens of her country as well as the operations of the Jewish community there.
Tune in to our future WebTalks*:
7 April, Tuesday (11:00AM ET)
Ms. Katharina von Schnurbein
European Commission Coordinator on combatting Antisemitism
21 April, Tuesday
Mr. Karel Fracapane
Senior Project Officer - Division for Inclusion, Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO
23 April, Thursday
Mr. Robert Williams
Deputy Director, International Affairs at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
30 April, Thursday
Ambassador Aviva Raz Schecter
Israel's Ambassador & Permanent Representative to the UN and international organizations in Geneva
4 May, Monday
Mr. Ahmed Shaheed
United Nations' Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief