The European Jewish Fund
The European Jewish Fund was founded in February 2006 on the initiative of Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor. The Fund was established for the very specific goal of strengthening Jewish life in Europe.
To achieve this goal, the Fund focuses on young people and their connection to Judaism and their communities by supporting programmes aimed at building Jewish identity and Jewish pride, especially by re-connecting young people with their rich and vital Jewish past. Consequently, the Fund will support programmes dedicated to educating our young people about Jewish achievements in all aspects of life, including culture, science, and medicine. These achievements should not only be used to earn respect among the nations, but also to earn dignity and self-respect among our people as well. In this respect the Fund intiated the JPS –Jewish Positioning System, which is focused on researching and revealing Jewish achievements and contributions to their respective countries, in all mentioned fields.
The Fund is also focused on addressing such serious threats to Jewish life in Europe as assimilation, anti-Semitism and racism.