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  World Jewish Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is an international federation of Jewish communities and organizations.
One of its major new programs is concerned with the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab lands.
The WJC is involved in inter-faith dialogue with Christian and Muslim groups.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_Jewish_Congress   (162 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Luxembourg
By 1927, the Jewish community had grown to 1,171, and was augmented further by the immigration of refugees from Germany.
Jewish restrictions followed, including the requirement in September 1941, that all Jews wear a badge with a yellow star with the word "Jude" on it.
The Jewish community was interned by the German authorities in the Fuenfbrunnen transit camp near the city of Ulfingen in northern Luxembourg.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Luxembourg.html   (972 words)

 The Jewish Agency For Israel: In the News
The World Jewish Congress already is in the midst of a comprehensive restructuring process, which began a year ago.
Congress officials say the account was in Geneva because that was the one place the congress had a pension plan in place for its Geneva office employees, and that nobody was trying to cover up existence of the account.
The Jewish Agency says it made a $1.5 million payment to the congress in 2001, but that it was not for anything specific and it was up to the congress to determine how to use it.
www.jafi.org.il /papers/2004/sep/sep14jta-a.htm   (1984 words)

 World Jewish Congress -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is an international federation of (A person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties) Jewish communities and organizations.
It is a (A Jewish supporter of Zionism) Zionist organization, strongly supporting the (Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine) State of Israel.
The WJC is involved in (additional info and facts about inter-faith dialogue) inter-faith dialogue with Christian and Muslim groups.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wo/world_jewish_congress.htm   (185 words)

 j. - Alleged corruption, schism, lead to firings at World Jewish Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While both he and other WJC officials were careful not to characterize his departure as a dismissal, the move comes after WJC officials came to believe that Steinberg was allied with Leibler in making claims about activities at the organization.
Israel Singer, chairman of the WJC’s governing board, denied that the Sept. 20 meeting with regional representatives of the WJC was a politburo.
According to Leibler’s narrative, he and a few others connected to the WJC became aware in July of possible financial irregularities at the organization — including a previously unknown $1.2 million bank account in Switzerland that Singer claimed was for his pension — and pushed internally for an overhaul of the organization and its finances.
www.jewishsf.com /content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23650/format/html/displaystory.html   (1006 words)

 Institute of Jewish Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In March 2003, the Jewish Studies Institute, the Vaad of Ukraine, and Sohnut organized a seminar for the workers of the archives of Ukraine.
Jewish Addresses of Kiev – a map of Kiev with objects of the Jewish history of this city; photographs of 90 objects; portraits and brief biographies of figures of Jewish history and culture whose lives and work were connected with Kiev.
Jewish cinematograph of the beginning of the 20th century presents a brief history of the Jewish cinematograph of the beginning of the 20th century.
www.judaica.kiev.ua /eng   (3665 words)

 Zipple.com - The Jewish Supersite - World Jewish Congress under fire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
NEW YORK—The World Jewish Congress succeeded in raising close to $1 million this week at a fl-tie banquet here, which also honored a dozen American and Israeli public officials for their support of the Holocaust restitution process.
The WJC is now under fire on several fronts, including from many Holocaust survivors, who are clamoring for compensation to subsidize their health-care costs and are offended by the notion of any sort of celebration related to the Holocaust.
And such an event was necessary, he said, because the WJC has not pocketed "one penny" as it spearheaded a four-year battle for Holocaust restitution that has extracted $9 billion from the likes of the Swiss banks and German government and industry.
www.zipple.com /newsandpolitics/usnews/20000914_wjc_under_fire.shtml   (1083 words)

 Udo Walendy: The World Jewish Congress and Roosevelt
In 1932 the first preparative conference of the World Jewish Conference was convened in Geneva, but the essential preconditions for this meeting had already been fulfilled during World War One by the efforts and unification of the Jews, predominantly in the United States.
The Jewish migration on the European continent to be expected as a result of the war.
Only after very intensive endeavors by the Jewish organizations was a final agreement reached on 14 June 1946; ninety percent of this fund and of the gold reserves, and ninety-five percent of the assets left without heirs, were to be made available to the Jews.
www.heretical.com /walendy/wjc-fdr.html   (3758 words)

 Lenni Brenner: Zionism in the Age of the Dictators (Chap. 9)
Doubt as to the wisdom of convening the World Jewish Congress tentatively scheduled for this summer was expressed by Nahum Sokolow, President of the World Zionist Organisation...
The WJC movement continued to gain strength in spite of Sokolow’s opposition; the Nazi pressure was too great, the ranks wanted their movement to do something, and when Wise reluctantly endorsed the Ha’avara at the 1935 World Zionist Congress, the idea of the WJC finally received formal sanction from the WZO.
The observer went on to describe the Congress as “confused as to its means and lacking just that touch of inspired leadership that might have made its advent a turning point in Jewish history”.
www.marxists.de /middleast/brenner/ch09.htm   (1627 words)

 Pope assures Jewish leaders of commitment - Boston.com - Europe - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Rabbi Israel Singer, chairman of the World Jewish Congress, right, delivers his address to Pope Benedict XVI, during the new pontiff's first meeting with an international Jewish group at the Vatican, Thursday, June 9, 2005.
The chairman of the World Jewish Congress, Rabbi Israel Singer, expressed satisfaction after the meeting, saying Benedict promised to be "a very special kind of partner, a mixture of intellectual depth, understanding, curiosity and openness."
World Jewish Congress president Edgar Bronfman said in a statement after the meeting he was confident that under Benedict's leadership "the Catholic Church will continue to build upon its growing relations with the Jewish community."
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2005/06/09/pope_assures_jewish_leaders_of_commitment   (553 words)

 The racist elements in Australia's Jewish elite as the World Jewish Congress implodes
Unlike the American Jewish Committee or the Anti-Defamation League, which have annual budgets that are at least four or five times that of the congress, the WJC does not run any ongoing programs or have any kind of infrastructure.
By the mid-fifties, as president of the World Jewish Congress, he was recognized by the U.N. as the spokesman for the world's Jewish community.
The shadow now cast on the World Jewish Congress is particularly difficult for Bronfman because it threatens to darken his legacy as a Jew, which he has worked tirelessly over the past quarter-century to build.
www.gwb.com.au /murder/wjc.htm   (5106 words)

 World ORT educational charity supporting Jewish and world-wide causes. Jewish/ORT associated weblinks
World ORT is a non-profit organisation constituted in the form of an association in accord with Articles 60 et seq.
The headquarters of World ORT are at 1 rue de Varembe, 1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland.
World ORT is governed by a Constitution and By-laws adopted by its General Assembly.
www.ort.org /asp/article.asp?ID=61   (316 words)

 Jewish World Review
In it, the Jewish billionaire and the career diplomat expressed their opposition to Israel's security fence, and urged the president to pursue an evenhanded policy between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
The answer from those who take his money at the World Jewish Congress is clearly "yes." Bronfman assumed the presidency of the group in 1979, and the post is obviously his for as long as he wants it.
In a Jewish world utterly dependent on the generosity of a few, it's almost impossible to hold such persons accountable.
www.jewishworldreview.com /0803/tobin_2003_08_25.php3?printer_friendly   (1123 words)

 U.S. Newswire : Releases : "World Jewish Congress Welcomes OSCE Call for..."   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The World Jewish Congress is an international organization whose mission is to address the interests and needs of Jews and Jewish communities throughout the world.
The core principle of the World Jewish Congress is that all Jews are responsible for one another.
As it has been for nearly three-quarters of a century, the World Jewish Congress continues to be the permanent address of the Jewish people.
releases.usnewswire.com /GetRelease.asp?id=50019   (355 words)

 World Jewish Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is to begin a Jewish-Muslim dialogue group together with the government of Tunisia.
Abdallah Abdelwaheb, Tunisia’s foreign minister, Edgar M. Bronfman, the president of the World Jewish Congress; and the president of the European Jewish Congress, Pierre Besnainou – who is of Tunisian origin – will speak at the gathering.
An art exhibition entitled "Crossing" with exhibits from the Jewish French-Tunisian artist Lisa Seror will also be opened at the event.
www.worldjewishcongress.org /news/wjcnews/wjn_archives/2005/09/wjcn_050915_tunisia.html   (97 words)

 Introduction: The Identity Crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Laurence Weinbaum In 1958, the inaugural issue of World Jewry, a publication of the British section of the World Jewish Congress, carried an article entitled "Discovering Jewishness for the Sabra".
The shortcomings of Jewish education in America and elsewhere (particularly the synagogue Hebrew schools) are well known, and much has been written about the ominous threat that this poses to Jewish continuity in the Diaspora.
Professor Yehuda Nini, Dean of Jewish Studies at Tel Aviv University, recently warned that Judaism is gradually disappearing from the lives of the dominant non-religious sector of Israeli society.
www.wzo.org.il /en/resources/view.asp?id=275&subject=184   (1046 words)

 NYT: Money-Shifting Uproar Shakes World Jewish Congress
Bronfman, who built the Seagram Company Ltd. into one of the world's premier purveyors of liquor, was virtually the organization's sole backer at one point, and he continues to contribute about $2 million a year.
Bronfman and Rabbi Singer ran the congress as a fief, Mr.
When questions arose about the transfers, Rabbi Singer was quoted in a Jewish publication as saying that the money had been given to the World Jewish Congress by the Jewish Agency for Israel, possibly to create a pension for him.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1291284/posts   (1530 words)

 CNN.com - arts & style - World Jewish Congress to claim artwork looted from Jews - July 20, 2000
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- A major Jewish advocacy group says it plans to claim thousands of works of art that were looted by the Nazis from U.S. museums, if they cannot prove the works were legitimately acquired.
Elan Steinberg, World Jewish Congress executive director, told Reuters on Wednesday that the group will use the lists of looted paintings, statues, books and other objets d'art that were put together by the U.S. Army after World War II.
The latest salvo from the WJC in its battle to get what it calls moral and material restitution for Holocaust survivors opens the door to so many potential claims partly because it is not uncommon for artwork to have gaps in its provenance or history.
archives.cnn.com /2000/STYLE/arts/07/20/holocaust.art.reut   (628 words)

 The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews - Keshet Ga’avah
The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews - Keshet Ga’avah
The World Congress wishes: to be the worldwide voice of LGBT Jews; to support, inspire, and strengthen local groups; to foster a sense of community among diverse individuals and organizations; to achieve equality and security for LGBT Jews worldwide.
The Hebrew subtitle Keshet Ga’avah - Rainbow of Pride - emphasizes the importance of Hebrew and of Israel to the World Congress.
www.glbtjews.org   (298 words)

 World Jewish Congress: We must fight intellectual anti-Semitism
French legislator Pierre Lellouche never imagined that he would have to worry that his children might be subject to anti-Semitic attacks on the street, in school, and in the synagogue.
Speaking Wednesday at the biannual meeting of the World Jewish Congress in Jerusalem, Lellouche, who is a political scientist and a deputy in the French Parliament said that until recently he always saw himself as a Frenchman.
The World Jewish Congress hopes to open a new European center in Paris next month to combat anti-Semitism.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/762310/posts   (695 words)

 Pravda.RU Eurasian Dimension of Israel
Eurasian Jewish Congress President Alexander Mashkevich is the leader of the Jewish community representing the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan and his deputies represent Russia and Ukraine.
Despite the mass emigration to Israel, Jewish diasporas of the CIS are the largest communities in Europe and in the East.
The republic was declared by the World Jewish Congress to be an example of peaceful coexistence between Jews and the Muslim majority of the republic.
english.pravda.ru /cis/2002/10/17/38268.html   (2701 words)

 The Insider - World Jewish Congress investigated for suspicious money transfers
The World Jewish Congress, which has wrung billions of dollars in Holocaust restitution from European governments and companies, is being investigated by the authorities in New York following a series of unusual money transfers of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The WJC was established in 1936 to try to counter growing anti-Semitism and mobilise the world against the Nazi onslaught.
The WJC has been a vocal actor in obtaining payments for survivors of the Holocaust and has worked closely with the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims.
theinsider.org /news/article.asp?id=0759   (655 words)

 Christian Century: Jewish population falling, study says   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Jewish population is plummeting around the world--with the exception of Israel, Germany, Canada and Panama--according to a demographic "State of the Jewish World" report issued during the World Jewish Congress annual convention held recently in Jerusalem.
Proposals for strengthening declining Jewish communities via Jewish education, greater support for Jewish families and increased contacts between religious and nonreligious Jews were among those considered at the four-day World Jewish Congress conference, which brought together Jewish communities from around the world.
Mandell Ganchrow, a physician and president of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, which also held its annual convention in Jerusalem recently, argued that Jewish diaspora communities need to encourage a return to traditional Jewish observance in which large families are the norm.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1058/is_n9_v113/ai_18118935   (609 words)

 World Jewish Congress hosts New York visit of French Catholic bishops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bishop Gaston Poulain of Perigueux, who headed the commission on Jewish relations for the French bishops in the 1990s, said there was a tendency to think that all Jews were alike.
But he found that New York had many Jewish communities and all were "open to dialogue and worthy of being known." Bishop Poulain was part of a delegation of French bishops who were hosted by the World Jewish Congress Feb. 23-26.
The visit was the third in a series hosted by the congress and arranged by Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger of Paris, who was present for the first day of the bishops' program.
georgiabulletin.org /world/2004/02/26/US-5   (480 words)

 Carol Enters List Company : World Jewish Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Members of the WJC are concerned with issues that affect Jewish communities around the globe.
One of the more prestigious Jewish organizations, WJC seeks to strengthen the bonds of world Jewry in Israel, fight anti-Semitism, and secure the rights of all Jewish communities in all countries.
WJC maintains a highly public profile and members strongly identify with Israel and Jewish causes in general.
www.carolenterslists.com /p36.html   (79 words)

The Inter-American Development Bank, the World Jewish Congress and the Latin American Jewish Congress are organizing the IV International Congress of Jewish Communities of the Americas to be held in São Paulo, Brazil, Dec. 2-3 and to be focused on the theme of fighting poverty.
The meeting will be inaugurated by IDB President Enrique V. Iglesias; the president of the Latin American Jewish Congress, Jack Terpins; the Mayor of São Paulo, Marta Suplicy; and the president of the United States section of the World Jewish Congress, Evelyn Sommer.
The IDB is participating in the initiative in the framework of a dialogue established by the institution to support civil society organizations in Latin America that are active in alleviating social problems.
www.iadb.org /NEWS/DISPLAY/PRView.cfm?PR_Num=272/02&Language=English   (381 words)

This year’s survey by the World Jewish Congress, which is prepared annually for release in conjunction with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, revealed that the world’s Jewish population, which attracts so much attention in literary circles, the media and Hollywood, might qualify for either title.
Since Israel does not officially acknowledge the permanent departure of any former Jewish resident who has returned to Israel for a visit over the previous four years, it is likely that the total of those who have left Israel for good actually is considerably higher than the number reported in the survey.
While the World Jewish Congress figures may surprise people who thought there were many more Jews in the world, there is other evidence that its figures for Israel may in fact be inflated.
www.washington-report.org /backissues/1298/9812056.html   (1581 words)

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