European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen full remarks at WJC 16th Plenary - World Jewish Congress

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen full remarks at WJC 16th Plenary

NEW YORK — Today, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) formally announced the election of its leadership, including the reelection of Amb. Ronald S. Lauder as President, to guide the global organization representing more than 100 Jewish communities around the world. Today was the final day of the WJC’s 16th Plenary Assembly, which has been gathering since mid-April for discussions on key issues affecting their communities. The body meets every four years and sets policy for the years ahead.  

The WJC’s leadership was elected by WJC delegates representing member Jewish communities and organizations, who voted via an anonymous online elections process. 

Full details on the results of the elections and resolutions are forthcoming. The leadership elected includes: 

  • President of the WJC – Ronald S. Lauder 
  • Chair of the Governing Board – David de Rothschild  
  • Treasurer – Chella Safra 
  • Policy Council Chair – Moshe Kantor 
  • Co-Chair of Policy Council – Robert Goot 

Click here to see the full election results.

Click here to read WJC President Ronald S. Lauder's full remarks.

About the WJC Plenary Assembly 

The WJC Plenary Assembly takes place every four years and brings together delegates from WJC-affiliated Jewish communities and organizations in more than 100 countries around the world. The Plenary Assembly elects WJC leadership and sets policy for the years ahead. This year, Plenary Assembly delegates have been gathering remotely since mid-April and through the end of May for discussions on key issues affecting Jewish communities.

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