World Jewish Congress

World Jewish Congress

Representing Jewish Communities Over 100 Countries Across 6 Continents
Jewish community efforts during Russia-Ukraine conflict
We are actively supporting our communities in the region to serve the flow of refugees and ensure that they have the proper resources.
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LEARN ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST
Understanding the past is critical to building a better and safer future for all. Check out aboutholocaust.org for the facts.
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understanding antisemitism
With the virus of hate and misinformation spreading more than ever, the battle against antisemitism and Holocaust denial requires an international coalition.
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WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps Speakers Bureau
The Speakers Bureau provides you with experts on foremost important issues facing the Jewish community today.
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Celebrating Tu Bishvat 5782 | 2022
For generations, the Jewish tradition has discussed the importance of a healthy environment, and been outspoken in favor of the need to preserve the earth.
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The World Jewish Congress at the UNHRC
The WJC advocates for the prioritization of Council’s role in combating antisemitism and calls for the Council to abolish its biased and disproportionate focus on Israel.
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Countering anti-Israel bias at the Durban Conference
Discover how a UN conference to fight racism became a forum for antisemitism
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Jews from Arab lands
Take a glimpse into the history and legacy of Jewish communities across the Middle East and North Africa.
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WJC WebTalks
Tune in to our WebTalks to hear the latest about the issues impacting the Jewish world.
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Combatting antisemitism across the globe
With the virus of antisemitism spreading rapidly, two dozen countries submitted written and video statements to WJC outlining concrete step to enhance the UN’s efforts in combating antisemitism.
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World Jewish Congress praises U.S. lawmakers  for bipartisan passage of antisemitism resolution

World Jewish Congress praises U.S. lawmakers for bipartisan passage of antisemitism resolution

“Jew hatred is a scourge on our society. I applaud the bipartisan majority in Congress who passed this resolution to condemn antisemitism and call on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube to immediately help clean up the hatred on their platforms," said WJC President Ronald S. Lauder.

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About WJC

The World Jewish Congress is the international organization that represents Jewish communities and organizations in 100 countries around the world. It advocates on their behalf towards governments, parliaments, international organizations and other faiths. The WJC represents the plurality of the Jewish people, and is politically non-partisan. The Talmudic phrase "Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh beZeh" (All Jews are responsible for one another), encapsulates the raison d'être of the WJC. Since its foundation in 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland, the WJC has been at the forefront of fighting for the rights of Jews and Jewish communities around the world.

Ronald S. Lauder

President, World Jewish Congress

Ronald S. Lauder has served as president of the World Jewish Congress since 2007. An international philanthropist, investor, art collector, and former public servant, Lauder also demonstrates his deep commitment to his Judaism through a wide range of other philanthropic endeavors that reach around the world.

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Leadership

The Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress conducts the affairs of the WJC in accordance with the decisions of the Plenary Assembly and Governing Board. The body, led by WJC President Ronald S. Lauder, consists of the WJC senior lay leadership, as well as the presidents of the largest Jewish communities around the world, and representatives of other WJC-affiliated communities and organizations, and meets at least bi-annually.

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Our mission

The mission of the World Jewish Congress is to foster the unity and represent the interests of the Jewish people, and to ensure the continuity and development of its religious, spiritual, cultural, and social heritage.

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