NCSEJ has taken an active role in the region since 1971, playing an important part in the rebirth of Jewish consciousness during the final decades of the Soviet era. Today, NCSEJ’s central role in the growth of new, post-Communist Jewish institutions makes it a respected leader in all aspects of Jewish communal life, in Jewish relationships with the independent states of the region, and in relations between the countries of the region and the United States.

NCSEJ meets with the Republic of Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Galbur on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NCSEJ Chairman Daniel Rubin and Hon. Eliot Engel (NY), U.S. House of Representative Ranking Member, U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairsat at NCSEJ Board of Governors Meeting

Meeting with Tamar Chugoshvili, Deputy Chair of the Georgian Parliament, Tamar Khulordava, Chair, European Integration Committee of the Georgian Parliament, and the Georgian Ambassador to the U.S. David Bakradze, with representatives from Jewish organizations.

NCSEJ 2016 Annual Board of Governors Meeting

Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States Rolandas Kriščiūnas and NCSEJ Chairman Daniel Rubin at NCSEJ Board of Governors Meeting

(l-r) Israeli Amb. Danon, Ukrainian Amb. Yelchenko, NCSEJ CEO Levin, and U.S. Amb. Power at the United Nations in New York City to commemorate the massacres at Babyn Yar 

Members of the Leadership Mission to Ukraine delegation at the Podol Synagogue

Meeting with Head of the Presidential Administration Ihor Rainin and Chairman of the National Investment Council Borys Lozhkin

NCSEJ Vice-President Martin Goldstein presents a ceremonial kiddush cup to Kyiv Mayor Klitschko

NCSEJ Delegation with former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch,

NCSEJ President Sasha Smukler, Chief Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, & CEO Mark Levin at the Podol Synagogue in Kyiv, Ukraine

Meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

Congressional Briefing with Ambassador of Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States Elin Suleymanov

NCSEJ Leaders with Russia's Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak

Meeting with Ambassador Eerik Marmei and members of the Estonian Parliament Marko Mihkelson and Sven Mikser

Meeting with former United States Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst

Meeting with the Moldovan Defense Minister

NCSEJ and B'nai B'rith International co-hosted a meeting with Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius of Lithuania

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (CT) at NCSEJ Board of Governors meeting 

NCSEJ hosts a meeting with Amb. Tedo Japaridze, chairman of the Georgian parliament's Foreign Relations Committee, and Zurab Abashidze, personal representative on Russia for the Prime Minister of Georgia

NCSEJ Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO Mark Levin at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference

NCSEJ leaders participate in the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (CoP) annual overseas mission to Turkey, Egypt, and Israel

NCSEJ delegation with Mr. Wolfgang Bindseil, Amb. Geoffrey Pyatt, Mr. Vadym Prystaiko  and Amb. Kees Klompenhouwer

NCSEJ leaders meet with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman

NCSEJ delegation meeting with officials in Dnipropetrovsk

NCSEJ and member agencies representatives meet with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko  

NCSEJ hosts a meeting with President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili

Lithuanian Ambassador Zygis Pavilionis, Deputy Director Lesley Weiss, Rabbi Andrew Baker, B'nai B'rith International's Daniel Mariaschin

In the U.S., NCSEJ collaborates with national agencies, Federations, and representatives from Jewish organizations working on behalf of the more 1.5 million Jews that live in the post-Communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. NCSEJ and its partner organizations maintain close relationships with key government officials throughout the region, Israel, and the United States.


NCSEJ sponsors missions and maintains networks of communication through its elected Board of Governors, whose members represent a wide array of Jewish organizations from the United States and the region. 


To empower and ensure the security of Jews in the fifteen independent states of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe;

To foster cooperation among the U.S. government, U.S. Jewish organizations, and the Jewish communities and governments of the region;

To represent the organized U.S. Jewish community, including the Jewish Federations of North America and its member Federations;

To collaborate with other organizations for the provision of humanitarian aid, social services, and educational/communal development assistance throughout the region;

To facilitate international Jewish organizations' access to Jewish communities.

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