The annual conference of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress in conjunction with The Jerusalem Post ran this year under the title, “The Future of Jewish life in post-Soviet countries.”
This online-format conference hosts some of the best minds of the Jewish world who discuss the dramatic issues that Jewish communities in the Former Soviet Union are dealing with in 2022 and on.
Among the participants of this conference are Dr. Michael Mirilashvili, President of Euro-Asian Jewish Congress; Aaron G. Frenkel, Chairman of the Board; EAJC Aharon Barak, former president of the Supreme Court of Israel; Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress; Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai; Agriculture Minister Oded Forer; MK Simcha Rothman; Alexander Ben Zvi, Israel’s Ambassador to Russia; Michael Brodsky, Israel’s Ambassador to Ukraine; Natan Sharansky, former minister and chairman of the Jewish Agency; Dr. Chaim Ben Yaakov, CEO of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress; Alexander Smukler, President of National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry; Eric Fingerhut, President and Chairman of the Jewish Federations of North America; and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
The conference is moderated by The Jerusalem Post’s Jewish World Analyst Zvika Klein and Head of Conferences for the Post Maayan Hoffman. During the conference, the participants discuss issues such as the role of Israel in the life of the Jewish Diaspora, how the worldwide Jewish community sees the future of post-Soviet Jewry and many other topics.
The Minister of Immigration and Absorption, MK Pnina Tamano-Shata, sent her remarks on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress. The minister thanked the Congress for its important activity and also referred to the past year, which was particularly difficult for the Jews in the Diaspora and especially for the Jews of Ukraine, who had to face the Russian invasion.
"The Israeli government,” says Minister of Immigration and Absorption MK Pnina Tamano-Shata, "has declared a major operation to rescue our brothers and sisters from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. Since February, we have received more than 60,000 new Olim. We have the privilege to continue with the important mission of keeping the relationship between the different Jewish communities around the world.”