As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

Message from James Schiller

Chairman

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

As I look back over my first full year as Chairman, I am amazed at how much we have accomplished. From the very beginning I intended that we would try new paths, and we have. We joined with Hillel and established an award honoring the late Senator Lautenberg. We have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the World Jewish Congress that recognizes the value of NCSEJ’s unique expertise. The office is about to move and we have changed our name.

 

Dear Friends,

 

I am originally from Baltimore, which most of you know is a very large and active Jewish community. I was close to Shoshana Cardin, who was chair of NCSEJ during the height of Soviet Jewry activism. She was a mentor to me and so many others. We worked together at the Conference of Presidents, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and many other organizations. To be Chair of an organization where she was a great leader has special significance to me.

 

Over the years I have been fortunate to be able to see firsthand the excellent work of NCSEJ and how the organization transitioned itself from fighting for the freedom of Soviet Jews to become the premier agency protecting and strengthening the Jewish communities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

 

We know that NCSEJ is the best kept secret in the American Jewish community partially because some of what we do is behind the scenes. One very successful program is our Diplomats Roundtable, where we bring diplomats from Embassies in Washington together with NCSEJ and other experts to discuss historical and contemporary anti-Semitism. We help provide a better understanding about how these issues affect their government’s relationship with Jewish communities in their countries.

 

NCSEJ has worked persistently to develop one of the best networks of relationships with government officials and with Jewish communities in more than 20 countries in the region. Just last week NCSEJ, in cooperation with the Baltimore Jewish Federation and the Jewish community in Odessa Ukraine, worked together to preserve an historic Jewish community center in that city.

 

One of my goals is to make the American Jewish community aware of what others, such as the governments and the Jewish communities in the region, and many in the U.S. government have known for years, that NCSEJ is the go to organizations on issues related to the safety and security of the Jews in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

 

I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to lead and coordinate the ongoing efforts of this vital organization and look forward to working with the lay leadership, member agencies, and professional staff of NCSEJ during a time of

 

uncertainty and change. I hope I can count on all of you for your involvement and support.

 

The past year has been a busy one for NCSEJ, and the coming year promises to be just as filled with challenges.

Political change is sweeping through the Western world and how new governments will confront anti-Semitism is being carefully watched in Eastern Europe and the former states of the Soviet Union. Any sign of weekness in the resolve to fight anti-Semitism by the West could have catastrophic repercussions in less stable areas of the world.

 

The past year has been a busy one for NCSEJ, and the coming year promises to be just as filled with challenges.

Political change is sweeping through the Western world and how new governments will confront anti-Semitism is being carefully watched in Eastern Europe and the former states of the Soviet Union. Any sign of weekness in the resolve to fight anti-Semitism by the West could have catastrophic repercussions in less stable areas of the world.

 

The past year has been a busy one for NCSEJ, and the coming year promises to be just as filled with challenges.

Political change is sweeping through the Western world and how new governments will confront anti-Semitism is being carefully watched in Eastern Europe and the former states of the Soviet Union. Any sign of weekness in the resolve to fight anti-Semitism by the West could have catastrophic repercussions in less stable areas of the world.