Defending Jewish Communities

The CJC intervened with the New Zealand authorities when it became they were reluctant to make special security arrangements for the Jewish school in Auckland, they did not want to single it out from other schools. We produced a good practice guidance from the experience of all the Commonwealth communities which was used by the Auckland municipality to provide suitable facilities.

The CJC also intervened with the Sri Lankan authorities on the news that they had decided, arising from the pressures of the Covid pandemic, to require cremation for all deaths in the country. Our intervention made clear how this would impact on Jewish and possibly other burial requirements, not least in relation to freedom of religion. The Sri Lankan government has agreed to reconsider their plans.

CJC contributes to society where Jews are living
in over 75% of the Commonwealth.

CJC delivers support and connection to 38 Jewish communities around the world.

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