After months of turmoil, a communal umbrella organization for Europe’s Jewish communities was re-established in Paris. The European Council of Jewish Communities was re-established with 20 member organizations that approved articles of association at a board meeting last week. Rather than political matters, the council will focus on its original mandate, including Jewish education, welfare and heritage for member communities.
Some 6,000 young Jewish leaders applied for slightly more than 1,000 spots at a European education and youth assembly to be held in Paris. Those who lost reserved spots at next week's conference will be the first invited to the next event of the European Council of Jewish Communities, according to a statement by the organization. The participants from across Europe will converge on Disneyland Paris April 3-4 for the ECJC's inaugural Jewish Education and Youth General Assembly.