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 Daniel Rubin

Board 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.

I, like you, am proud of the leadership and influence of NCSEJ over the past decades. It is fitting that NCSEJ's CEO Mark Levin has been appointed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the 75th official Babi Yar commemoration committee, and that the Ukrainian government has asked NCSEJ to organize the American delegation. We can be equally proud of the recognition accorded recent past Chairs of the NCSEJ Board of Governors. Stephen Greenberg, my immediate processor, has assumed the prestigious position of Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewsih Organizations, following his immediate predecessor at NCSEJ, Richard Stone, who held the position a few years earlier.

 

With elections in the U.S. getting closer, we must assure the Eurasian governments that we are committed to maintain positive relations regardless of who wins or loses. And we need to reassure the Jewish communities of Eurasia that we will remain vigilant. Of critical importance are our Weekly Updates, which are among the most accessible, comprehensive, and relevant compilations of information available about the region.

 

Over the next year we plan to expand our readership, and we welcome your suggestions. Tell us how you use our Weekly Update, periodic bulletins, emergency updates, and Country Reports.

 

A lot of our work is dome quietly and doesn't always get the public recognition it deserves. It is important to increase NCSEJ's visibility in the American Jewish community and to recognize its past achievements and future promise. We have begun to plan an event in New York for April 2017 to honor our three most recent Chairmen. Over the past decade, Ed Robin, Richard Stone, and Steve Greenberg have successfully led the organization through a tumultuous period, expanding our mission to the countries of Eastern Europe, while facing war in Ukraine, a rise in European anti-Semitism, and the steepest economic downturn in recent history.

 

Even as we celebrate the past, I want us to focus on the future. The event in New York is an opportunity to recommit ourselves to the work of NCSEJ. This coming year we will have a mission to some of the Eurasian Jewish communities which have not been visited in some time and hope that many of you will be able to join us.

 

As s final note, I want to ass that at its core, NCSEJ is in the "people business." Jews wherever they may live in Eurasia are our concern. However, our ability to advocate, negotiate, ameliorate, and improve conditions depends on our own NCSEJ community. Thank you for your support and confidence. I am honored to be the Chair and along with the Executive Committee, Mark, Lesley, and the staff, I look forward to meeting the challenges of the coming year.  

Dear Friends,

 

As I write this, we are beginning to enjoy the long, bright days of spring. However, for many, especially in the conflict areas of Ukraine, the beauty of spring is darkened with uncertainties about the future. In the coming year, NCSEJ will face multiple challenges to promote the safety and well-being of Jews throughout the twenty-five countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. This task, and to strengthen ties with the United States and Israel, is the complex role that NCSEJ fulfills.