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J7 Summit Concludes in Paris- Conference of Presidents Elected First Chair

Paris, France… William C. Daroff, CEO, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement: “After a very productive set of meetings in Paris with the leaders of the seven largest diaspora communities across the world, I am honored to be selected as the first chair of the J7, the Large Jewish Communities’ Task Force Against Antisemitism, and to co-host my colleagues in New York in March at ADL’s Never is Now Summit. In the wake of the unprecedented violence against Jews worldwide since October 7, it is essential that world Jewry work together in unity and solidarity to successfully combat the scourges of anti-Zionism and antisemitism.”

The following communique was issued by the organizing communities:


Today, leaders of the J7, the Large Jewish Communities’ Task Force Against Antisemitism, concluded two days of consultations in Paris and issued the following statement:

“We have traveled to Paris from around the globe to examine the current state of antisemitism in the seven largest Jewish communities in the Diaspora.  Each of our Jewish communities are experiencing unprecedented, sharp increases in antisemitic attitudes and incidents in the aftermath of the October 7 attacks on Israel. In every country, Jewish university students are particularly vulnerable. Each community is working to develop effective strategies to combat the growing threat of online hate.  All of our communities are regularly engaged with our governments to address these manifestations of antisemitism on the ground and online.

The member communities agreed to continue to work together to develop best practices for governments, academia, the private sector and civil society to address these issues. It also was agreed that the J7 will convene under the leadership of a six-month rotating chair, choosing the United States as the first chair, Argentina as the next chair, and Germany as the following one. Finally, members agreed to meet in person for the annual summit in New York City in March 2024 at the annual Never Is Now Summit.  The group will also plan to meet in Buenos Aires in July 2024, timed to mark the 30th anniversary of the AMIA bombing, and in Berlin in 2025 to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the fall of the Nazi regime.”

The J7 Task Force is comprised of the following nations and member organizations: Argentina: Delegación de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas (DAIA); Australia: Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ); Canada: Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA); France: Conseil Représentatif des Institutions Juives de France (CRIF); Germany: Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland (Central Council of Jews in Germany); United Kingdom: Board of Deputies of British Jews; United States (ADL and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations).


The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is the recognized central coordinating body representing 50 diverse national Jewish organizations on issues of national and international concern.

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