At the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) Quadrennial Convention last week in Sydney, ECAJ Research Officer Julie Nathan was elected the Chair of the Antisemitism and Racism Committee.
“I am very pleased and excited about this new role,” said Julie.
“I hope to bring greater awareness about racism, including its most virulent form, antisemitism, to a much broader audience, and to be engaged in combating racism through this international organisation. The ICJW has international standing and has consultative status at the UN as a NGO.”
The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NCJWA) is an affiliate of both the ECAJ (representing the Australian Jewish community) and the ICJW (representing Jewish women around the world).
Each year, Julie researches and compiles the ECAJ Report on Antisemitism in Australia, and her articles on antisemitism and other related topics are regularly published by local and international media outlets.
Above (left to right): Robyn Lenn (outgoing ICJW president), Julie Nathan, and Penelope Conway (incoming ICJW president)
Below: The new ICJW Executive, led by incoming President Penelope Conway, at their first meeting in Sydney.