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Bringing Jewish Communities Together

The EJF is a unique platform for donors and community leaders to come together to discuss and analyse the needs of European Jews. Annual EJF Advisory Council meetings foster dialogue between Jewish communities, with open exchanges of experience that produce cooperative solutions to shared challenges. The EJF supports and welcomes proposals and action plans for communal projects and regional and pan-European programmes. It also initiates programmes of its own to address issues concerning specific communities, or European Jewry as a whole. These EJF activities help strengthen the relationship between Europe’s Jewish communities.

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Promoting Jewish Identity

The European Jewish Fund, is committed to strengthening Jewish identity. Its supported activities develop a sense of communal belonging and reinforce Jewish identity within Europe’s Jewish communities. The EJF also highlights and celebrates Jewish individuals and their remarkable contributions to European and global society and culture.

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Holocaust Remembrance

EJF is committed to promoting educational programmes that ensure the lessons and memory of the Shoah live on. The EJF helps organise high-level international gatherings to preserve historical memory and evidence, and encourage the international community to unite in the fight against hatred and xenophobia.


The Association is established to pursue the following objectives:

Assisting Jewish communities and organisations throughout Europe in fostering Jewish identity, leadership and education.

Promoting initiatives fostering European Jewish culture, tradition and heritage and raising awareness about Jewish contributions to Europe among the wider society.

Supporting and contributing to programs and events created by institutions and organizations throughout Europe, including at the national, regional, sub-regional and communal level, that pursue one or several goals of the EJF.

Fighting antisemitism and other forms of religious, cultural and/or racial discrimination. Promoting respect, tolerance and cooperation between people of different national, cultural, ethnic, racial and/or religious backgrounds or affiliations.

Supporting organizations and institutions involved with Holocaust remembrance and education.

Defending human rights throughout Europe as stipulated by the International Bill of Human Rights of the United Nations, the European Convention on Human Rights and help implement human rights programs, including those in cooperation with UNESCO.

Promoting closer ties between European Jews and their communal institutions as well as with the State of Israel.

Supporting educational, cultural and welfare related programs and activities for the benefit of Jews across the world, including the State of Israel.

Supporting international and national conferences, programs or written materials that openly discuss and address the challenges faced by European Jewish communities.