Russian Jewish Congress Leaves Eurasian Jewish Congress

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The Russian Jewish Congress (RJC) has terminated its founding membership in the Eurasian Jewish Congress (EAJC). In a letter addressed to EAJC leadership, the RJC states that its move was forced by changes made to the constitution of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) on February 10, 2008 prohibiting EJC member organizations from simultaneously being members of other regional Jewish associations under the World Jewish Congress.

The letter emphasizes that “[as] a member of the EJC, the Russian Jewish Congress must abide by the EJC’s Constitution; however, although we are no longer members of the EAJC, we stress that we intend to maintain and develop close ties and will cooperate with the EAJC on any projects to benefit the Jewish community.”