Yesterday (Monday), a delegation of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress headed by Mikhail Mirilashvili met with the Chief Rabbi of Israel, David Lau. The EAJC President presented the goals of the Congress and spoke about the reforms that took place in the organization over the past year. “Our goal is to help the Jewish communities in the Diaspora and to ensure that the communities become strong, independent and influential. In addition, it is very important for us that every Jew can live a full Jewish life,” Mr. Mirilashvili said.
The Chief Rabbi of Israel greeted his guests and noted that the goals set by the EAJC President are very important. “Many Jews in the Diaspora are separated from spiritual life and Jewish education, therefore the goals and activities of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress are of a fateful character for the Jewish people,” Lau said.
Before the meeting with Rabbi Lau, the delegation met with representatives of the Jerusalem municipality, who conducted an excursion to Armon HaNaziv, where, with the support of the EAJC, a monument to the victims of the siege of Leningrad and participants in the Second World War will be erected. The monument is planned to be installed in late 2018.
In addition to the EAJC President, the delegation included first EAJC Vice President Temur Ben-Yehuda (Khikhinashvili), Vice-Presidents Alexander Bilinkis and Maxim Pasik, EAJC General Director Dr. Haim Ben-Yakov and others.