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Become part of CJWN

2 February 2021
The CJC calls on women from Commonwealth Jewish communities to become part of an empowered global community and become a united force for good.

Holocaust Memorial Day & Tu B’Shevat

27 January 2021

A message from Clive Lawton:

Happy Chanukah from the CJC

12 November 2020

A message from Clive Lawton:

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z’’l

9 November 2020
It is with huge sadness and a deep sense of loss that we at the Commonwealth Jewish Council heard the news of the passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on Shabbat 7th November 2020 after a brief and savage illness.

The World’s Biggest Sukkah Hop

7 October 2020

Inaugural meeting of the IRCYA

6 October 2020
Inaugural meeting of the Inter-Religious Commonwealth Youth Alliance

Jews worldwide cooperate to tackle climate change

5 October 2020
We are delighted to share with you the recent Jerusalem Report, featuring an article focusing on our work and our campaign efforts on ‘Small Islands Big Challenges’.

Rosh Hashana

14 September 2020

Message from our CEO, Clive Lawton

FCO Minister Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon

29 July 2020
The Commonewealth Jewish Council welcomes FCO Minister Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon to a meeting with our diplomacy advisory group.

A special video message from HRH The Prince of Wales

29 June 2020

Faith in the Commonwealth online panel

17 June 2020
Multi-faith webinar featuring a video message from HRH The Prince of Wales and contributions from religious leaders.

Roundtable forum – to assess implications of Covid-19 crisis

28 May 2020
CJC joins the first forum established by The Jewish Agency for Israel and Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora to assist Jewish communities around the world and assess the devastating implications COVID-19.

Clive Live: Shavuot Message

27 May 2020
Hag Sameakh for Shavuot – Reflections on Lockdown

Clive Live: Lag BaOmer Message from Clive

11 May 2020
Clive Live “Lag BaOmer”

4 New Questions for Pesach 2020 by Clive Lawton

7 April 2020
Clive’s “4 New Questions” via our CJC facebook page.

CJC and Covid-19

19 March 2020
Message from our CEO.

Sukkot 2019

11 October 2019

Rosh Hashana

29 September 2019
Newsletter 2019. Download here.

Yom Haatzmaut

10 May 2019
‘Yom Ha’atzma’ut – Israel Independence Day – this week give us a chance to note and celebrate Israel’s remarkable record in environmental initiatives and contribution.

Commonwealth Day 2019

11 March 2019
Happy Commonwealth Day to all those celebrating today in a Connected Commonwealth!

CJC October Newsletter 2018

19 October 2018
See inside for… A Royal Exclusive! Revealed: Clive – how we reunited with Sri Lanka after fear of severed links. Plus Zambian Jews celebrate over 100 years on the Line of the Railway.

CJC Newsletter June 2018

4 July 2018
Magnificent New! The Commonwealth Jewish Council has been fully accredited by the Commonwealth as one of the only 75 oranisatitons worldwide to receive that recognition.

CJC Newsletter October 2017

18 October 2017
The charity’s primary goals are to provide a vehicle for discussions with the Commonwealth governments about matters of Jewish concern and anti-Semitism, to connect smaller Jewish communities with the wider Jewish world and its resources.

CJC Newsletter April 2017

27 April 2017
In this edition we review last year’s Mitzvah Day activities, introduce more of the people who drive the CJC’s activities, outline our plans for Holocaust Education and provide a spotlight the contribution of Jewish communities.

CJC Newsletter October 2016

8 October 2016
Clive’s Column. “I’ve been connected to the Commonwealth Jewish Council since it started and I know what important work it has done over the decades. But several things have had to change if the CJC is to continue doing that work and more into the future.”

Highest Ranking Jew in Indian Army Lt. Gen. Jacob-Farj-Rafael dies aged 92

6 February 2016
One of the most prominent members of India’s Jewish community died Wednesday 13 January 2016 after a short illness.

Jamaica community works to restore cemeteries

6 February 2016
The Jewish community of Jamaica started a programme of cemetery restoration and cataloguing with the cleaning up of the Hunt’s Bay Cemetery 9 years ago.

​Reenergised Commonwealth Jewish Council holds reception at Lords

20 May 2015
In the presence of communal leaders and its new President Lord Mendelsohn, the Commonwealth Jewish Council held a reception at the House of Lords on Thursday 19 November to mark the launch of its new publication ‘Shared values, common causes’.
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