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The EJC represents the interests of Jewish communities and organisations from over 40 European countries. Within the EJC, the SIG represents Switzerland.
The EJC is the umbrella organisation of Jewish communities from over 40 European countries. It is domiciled in Brussels and represents around 2.5 million Jews spread throughout Europe. The EJC cooperates with national governments, EU institutions and the Council of Europe. It is one of the five continental associations affiliated to the World Jewish Congress WJC.
Combating antisemitism and preserving traditions
The EJC is dedicated to combating antisemitism and protecting Jewish communities in Europe. Further tasks of the EJC include upholding the memory of the Holocaust and preserving Jewish traditions and ways of life in Europe. The EJC strives to invigorate Jewish community life and to strengthen the ties between the individual communities.
The SIG represents Switzerland’s Jewish communities within the EJC
As the umbrella organisation of Jewish communities in Switzerland, the SIG maintains close ties with several national and international Jewish organisations. Representing Switzerland, the SIG is, in particular, a member of the EJC, the World Jewish Congress WJC and the European Council of Jewish Communities ECJC. Ralph Friedländer, Vice-President of the SIG, has been a member of the EJC’s Executive Committee since 2020.