Conference of European Rabbis

Saving thousands of Jewish graves throughout Europe

European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative working on some 30 individual protection projects in four European countries.Yoni Kempinski, 12/2/2019, 4:24 PM

Fighting against the automatic anti-Israel majority in the UN

Israeli Amb. to UN in Geneva, Aviva Raz Shecter, talks about her fight for Israel against the Human Rights Council's automatic opposition.Yoni Kempinski, 12/1/2019, 8:15 PM

'Circumcision ban will end Jewish communities in Europe'

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of CER, says that Jews in Europe are 'collateral damage' of Muslim immigration.Yoni Kempinski, 12/1/2019, 6:53 PM

'Judaism is severely under threat in all of Europe'

Jews in Europe face not only growing anti-Semitism but also new legal restrictions to traditional Jewish practices, warns CER chief.Yoni Kempinski, 12/1/2019, 3:30 PM

Leading haredi rabbis to European Jews: Don't stand out

Leaders of Lithuanian Judaism write to Conference of European Rabbis warning Jews to keep their heads down.Yoni Kempinski, 11/25/2019, 8:26 PM

European rabbis 'building up communities'

Committee of Conference of European Rabbis gathers in Geneva to discuss ways to mutually support Jewish communities.Yoni Kempinski, 11/25/2019, 4:43 PM

Rabbis: Push to ban circumcision shows 'lack of tolerance'

Conference of European Rabbis responds to Swedish push to ban circumcision, says it represents 'request for Jews to leave Sweden.'Yoni Kempinski, 10/7/2019, 4:01 PM

'EU Parliament committed to combating anti-Semitism'

European Parliament president meets leaders of Conference of European Rabbis, pledges to stop anti-Jewish legislation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2019, 6:07 PM

Seminar for young rabbis focuses on aiding victims of abuse

Conference of European Rabbis stages seminar for young rabbis on how to improve community work.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2019, 2:45 PM

Belgian ban on kosher slaughter goes into effect

Law requiring animals to receive electric shock before slaughter goes into effect in Wallonia. Conference of European Rabbis concerned.Nitsan Keidar, 9/1/2019, 4:18 AM

Rabbis on emojis: 'The Jews have been forgotten'

European rabbis call on world body that regulates emojis to add images that represent Jews.Marcy Oster, JTA, 5/28/2019, 9:57 PM

What are the tensions with Poland all about?

Rabbi Michael Schudrich, the Chief Rabbi of Poland, discusses the ongoing tensions between Israel and Poland at CER convention in Antwerp.Yoni Kempinski, Antwerp, 5/16/2019, 3:03 AM

Mayor of Antwerp: I am a friend of Israel

Mayor Bart De Wever 'honored' Conference of European Rabbis holding convention in Antwerp, the 'Jerusalem of the North.'Yoni Kempinski/Antwerp, 5/14/2019, 10:31 PM

EU Coordinator on combating anti-Semitism 'optimistic'

Katharina von Schnurbein: 'Following unanimous declaration of 28 EU member-states on anti-Semitism, we're now implementing declaration.'Yoni Kempinski - Antwerp, 5/14/2019, 8:45 PM

UK Chief Rabbi 'concerned about Labor, anti-Semitism growing'

'Anti-Semitism on rise, most of all we're worried about Labour Party,' Rabbi Mirvis says.Yoni Kempinski - Antwerp, 5/14/2019, 5:09 PM

Rabbi Asher Weiss: Jewish law obligates vaccination

Leading authority on Jewish law says it is "not a recommendation" to vaccinate children, those who do not violate halakha.Yoni Kempinski/Antwerp, 5/14/2019, 4:08 PM

Rabbi warns: Politically correct anti-Semitism has many faces

Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt opens CER convention declaring 'European institutions can do more to protect the Jewish Community.'Yoni Kempinski, Antwerp, 5/14/2019, 1:16 PM

US envoy: European laws - a 'forced expulsion' of Jews

Elan Carr, US Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism, speaks at gathering of the Conference of European Rabbis in Antwerp.Yoni Kempinski, Antwerp, 5/14/2019, 12:32 AM

EU Rabbis: US should increase gun control

President of Conference of European Rabbis suggests US follow New Zealand's lead after San Diego synagogue shooting, ban automatic weapons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2019, 10:06 AM

European rabbis express solidarity following Notre-Dame fire

President of Conference of European Rabbis expresses solidarity with French people, Catholic community following devastating cathedral fire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2019, 5:38 PM

Watch: Interview with leading European rabbi

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of Conference of European Rabbis, discusses his visit to Israel, has a message for the Israeli right.Yoni Kempinski, 11/28/2018, 3:34 AM

Conference of European Rabbis meets Israeli Government

Conference of European Rabbis visits Knesset to discuss far-right in Europe, plan to appoint ambassador to 'tackle far-right extremism'.Mordechai Sones, 11/20/2018, 7:39 PM

Mufti of Tunisia to Arutz Sheva: 'We are united by our humanity'

Grand Mufti of Tunisia calls for unity between different faiths. 'We must go hand in hand, communicate and get to know each other.'Hezki Baruch, 5/8/2018, 10:59 AM

'A community unlike anywhere else in the world'

Arutz Sheva speaks with President of Conference of European Rabbis about impressions of rabbinical delegation to Tunisia.Hezki Baruch, 5/8/2018, 8:29 AM

Rabbis on secret visit to Muslim country

Israeli and European rabbis, Jewish organization heads visit Tunisia. Arutz Sheva joins them: 'Muslims - our partners in war on terror.'Hezki Baruch - Tunis, 5/7/2018, 10:01 PM

Paris Jewish graves in danger

Conference of European Rabbis discusses phenomenon of Paris authorities digging up graves to resell plots in cemeteries.Yoni Kempinski, 5/4/2018, 11:17 AM

European rabbis discuss 'legislative terror'

Dozens of European rabbis and Jewish leaders gather in Latvia to discuss anti-Semitic legislation.Yoni Kempinski, 5/4/2018, 10:19 AM

'A sad day in European history'

European rabbis reject call by German Jewish leader for German Jews to avoid wearing kippah amid spate of anti-Semitic attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2018, 4:04 PM

'Jews not welcome in Iceland'

European rabbis compare proposed circumcision ban in Iceland to similar law passed by Nazi Germany.David Rosenberg, 4/23/2018, 7:47 AM

'Jews in Sweden fear inevitability of anti-Semitic attacks'

Conference of European Rabbis requests urgent meeting with Swedish Prime Minister over govt. failure to act against anti-Semitism.Gary Willig, 12/20/2017, 9:17 PM

Hanukkah celebration in Albania's Government House

Conference of European Rabbis President meets with Albania's PM, holds candle lighting ceremony in Albania's Government House.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2017, 2:13 PM

European rabbis: Reform movement is today's great challenge

European rabbis gather in Finland, place emphasis on Reform movement which they say is "one of the main challenges of our time."Yoni Kempinski, 12/5/2017, 2:09 AM

European Rabbis welcome new Austrian Chancelor

Conference of European Rabbis hopes Austrian government will protect freedom of religion despite rise of far-right party in polls.Gary Willig, 10/16/2017, 12:14 AM

Rabbis praise Merkel after reelection: 'A responsible leader'

Conference of European Rabbis congratulates reelection of Angerla Merkel as chancellor of Germany, says rise of far-right party worrying.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2017, 10:14 PM

Flanders, Belgium bans ritual slaughter

Conference of European Rabbis: 'This is a worrying omen for the future of religious rites across Europe.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2017, 2:07 PM

WATCH: 60 European rabbis recite the 'Prayer for Israel'

Conference of European Rabbis marks 60 years since organization's founding - in the same Amsterdam synagogue they started in.Yoni Kempinski, Amsterdam, 5/10/2017, 12:15 PM

'We can't predict the future but we must shape it'

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis, warns against religious intolerance.Yoni Kempinski, Amsterdam, 5/10/2017, 3:06 AM

'There is no Europe without Jews'

Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission, denounces anti-Semitism.Yoni Kempinski, Amsterdam, 5/10/2017, 2:05 AM

Watch: European Rabbis pray for State of Israel

60 years after Conference of European Rabbis was founded in a synagogue in southern Amsterdam, the conference's rabbis return to synagogue.Yoni Kempinski, 5/9/2017, 10:15 PM

Macron victory a 'powerful message'

Head of the Conference of European Rabbis says French voters sent message to far-right by election Emmanuel Macron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2017, 5:05 AM

Europe's Jewish leaders congratulate Macron

Conference of European Rabbis, European Jewish Congress congratulate Emmanuel Macron for winning presidential runoff.Ben Ariel, 5/8/2017, 6:08 AM

'The Jewish community is being targeted from all directions'

Conference of European Rabbis hosts antisemitism discussion at Munich Security Conference.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 1:34 PM

'True friend and lover of Israel' elected EU president.

Antonio Tajani was elected president of EU parliament, Conference of European Rabbis welcomed appointment of 'true friend of Jewish nation'.Yoel Domb, 1/18/2017, 11:10 PM

European rabbis work for unified standards in conversions

'Conversion courts need to coordinate more.'Yoni Kempinski, 11/16/2016, 9:01 AM

Conference of European Rabbis meets with Belarus parliament

A delegation of the Conference of European Rabbis met with the Chairman of the Belarus parliament to discuss developing Jewish life there.Yoni Kempinski, Minsk, 11/15/2016, 10:00 PM

CER: Anti-Semitism concerns in Europe after Trump election.

Donald Trump's election as US president raises concerns among European Jews of a rise in anti- Semitism from far-right European parties.Yoel Domb, 11/15/2016, 11:44 AM

'Without U.S. influence, Jews in Europe could be in danger'

President of Conference of European Rabbis discusses how Trump presidency could affect the status of Jews in Europe.Yoni Kempinski, 11/15/2016, 2:13 AM

Leading rabbi challenges Sweden: End bans on milah, shechita

President of Conference of European Rabbis says Swedish gov't can't claim to fight anti-Semitism while actively discriminating against Jews.Ari Soffer, 6/20/2016, 4:11 PM

'The question today is whether Europe has a future'

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, head of the Conference of European Rabbis, discusses the issues European Jews are dealing with.Eliran Aharon, 6/1/2016, 5:12 AM

Vienna welcomes new Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Arie Folger elected Chief Rabbi of Austria's capital, with the blessings of the Conference of European Rabbis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2015, 7:24 PM

Watch: Hanukkah candles lit in Bahrain's capital

Bahrain King gives visiting rabbi royal treatment, vows to fight terror and allow Jews to continue practicing Judaism 'without fear.'Yoni Kempinski, 12/8/2015, 3:59 PM

Watch: Women connecting the Jewish nation

Jewish Women's Renaissance Project founder Lori Palatnik discusses group's annual '8-day transformational trip to Israel.'Yoni Kempinski, 11/15/2015, 10:38 AM

European Rabbis send condolences to victims of Paris attacks

President of the Conference of European Rabbis calls for a global fight against terror in the wake of Paris attacks.Ben Ariel, 11/15/2015, 3:20 AM

European Rabbis slam UNESCO over Rachel's Tomb, Machpela

The Conference of European Rabbis says UNESCO's moral legitimacy is in doubt after it listed the sites as Muslim.Yoni Kempinski, Athens, 11/12/2015, 6:49 PM

European Rabbis declare Open Orthodoxy 'outside the fold'

Conference of European Rabbis issues strong statement against liberal Orthodox group, says its rabbis 'will not be recognized' in Europe.Yoni Kempinski, 11/12/2015, 5:03 PM

'EU labeling is characterized by hatred of Israel'

Conference of European Rabbis blast 'anti-Semitic' decision to label Jewish products made in Judea-Samaria and Golan Heights.Yoni Kempinski, Athens, 11/12/2015, 7:36 AM

Athens' Jews recognize 'identity comes from education'

Arutz Sheva speaks with Ronald Lauder Foundation CEO about Athens' Jewish school, the 'heart' of the local community.Yoni Kempinski, Athens, 11/11/2015, 8:04 PM