“At EUJS, many things are in transition: Nathan Chicheportiche is finishing his time as Executive Director of EUJS, and EU Affairs Fellow Ben Nägele and Communications Officer Francesca Matalon are finishing their internships as well. As sad as we are to say goodbye to our great colleagues, we are also excited to welcome Jonathan Keyson from the Netherlands as new Executive Director, and Nathalie Perl from Germany as EUJS Campaigns Director – A newly created position to address the increasing need for coordinated, strategic advocacy work in Europe. We currently have two paid internship positions open – Help spread the word! 1. Social Media Manager (joint internship with B’nai B’rith Europe) and 2. Event Coordinator. Find all information on this link: http://www.eujs.org/events/upcoming-event/internship-openings
Most of August was spent with preparations for our 31st annual Summer University in the Czech Republic (August 24th-31st), but that aside we are working together with UGEI (Italy) on the first “J-YES” – Jewish Youth European Summit in Naples, Italy, from September 18th-21st. The event will gather delegations from EUJS member unions around the topic of immigration, integration and the current rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, sketching out an overall strategy. For more information, feel free to email email@example.com.
On the topic of anti-Semitism in Europe, EUJS has held conference calls with member unions, begun initial discussions on activities and campaigns (hence the campaigns director) and been appointed to the steering committee for the upcoming OSCE Conference on anti-Semitism in November. We are also liaising with all relevant organizations in the European context.
In October, we will be bringing 15 Jewish activists to the “Negotiating Identity: Seminar for Roma, Jewish and Armenian Youth Leaders on Minority Issues” in Georgia – Something we are very much looking forward to, as it further deepens EUJS’ relationships with other minority communities in Europe.”