The Third European Summit of Jewish Leadership brought to Prague several hundred leaders from all over Europe and around the world. It was an opportunity to celebrate 50 years to our European partner organization ECJC. Marcelo Dimentstein, Operations Director for DC-ICCD, presented an in depth study of European Jewish leaders which you can download from this link. Perhaps the most fascinating finding is that despite a solid concern of growing antisemitism, almost 70% of Europe's Jewish leaders and professionals consider alienation of Jews from Jewish community life a more serious threat to Jewish life in the continent. You can see a summary of the findings in this info graphic.
The senior leadership of JCC Global and a few representatives of Amitim- Fellows, from 16 organizations, gathered in Prague for a 24 hours JCC Global Strategic Planning Retreat. The gathering was the culmination of a year long planning process. Dr. Ezra Kopelowitz presented the findings of an extensive Evaluation Report and delegates engaged in fruitful discussions in order to design a 2020-2025 strategic work plan.
The JCCs as Gateways to Jewish Peoplehood is the title of a recent publication that brings the voices of several thoughtful JCC leaders from around the world, co-sponsored with JCC Global. You are welcome to read the articles in this link . They can be a basis for contemplation and discussion in your local JCC.