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Karin Keller-Sutter in favour of comprehensive government support in matters of security costs

Numerous delegates and guests took part in the SIG’s Assembly of Delegates in Berne on 29 May 2022. The guest of honour was Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter.

Swiss parliament approves memorial for Nazi victims

By adopting a motion by Daniel Jositsch, Swiss parliament approves the creation of a national memorial for the victims of the Nazi era.

125th anniversary celebration planned in commemoration of First Zionist Congress in Basel

125 years after the First Zionist Congress, an anniversary celebration will be held at Stadtcasino in Basel, the original venue, on 29 August 2022.

Tensions in society are fuelling antisemitism

The deepening divisions in society caused by the pandemic are also evident in the findings. There were more incidents, both in the real world and online.

Zurich landmarks to be illuminated in Shoah commemoration

On 27 January 2022 the Löwenstrasse synagogue, the town hall and the Grossmünster church in Zurich will be illuminated in commemoration of the Shoah victims.

Questionable historical awareness around the Bührle Collection

Questionable awareness of history at the media conference of the Kunsthaus Zürich and the Bührle Foundation.

Two new members join the SIG’s Board of Directors

On 20 June 2021 the Assembly of Delegates of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities SIG took place online. Liliane Isaak-Dreyfus and Daniel Jakobovits won the Board of Directors’s by-election....

Swiss Jews welcome the confederation’s recognition of the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism

The Federal Council has recognized the working definition of antisemitism proposed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance IHRA. The confederation is hereby joining a large number of...

Concern and anxiety over escalation in the Middle East

Conflict in the Middle East has again escalated. Hamas missiles and Israeli air-raids are claiming civilian casualties on both sides. The Jewish community in Switzerland is deeply concerned about...

Ralph Lewin elected new SIG President

On Sunday, 18 October 2020, the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities SIG held its Assembly of Delegates in Berne. The main focus was on the general elections and changes in leading positions. After...

Comments on the statements of CVP President Christophe Darbellay

The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG) and the Platform for Liberal Jews in Switzerland (PLJS) view with great bewilderment and concern the opinions expressed by CVP President Christophe...

No laws creating exceptions! No to the ban on minarets!

The umbrella organisations of Swiss Jews reaffirm their rejection of the minaret referendum

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