Mission Statement

Promoting Knowledge, Fostering Learning of European Jewry

The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry was inaugurated in May 2010 at Tel Aviv University at the initiative of Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress.

The Center provides an academic framework for the interdisciplinary research and academic study of European Jewry from the end of World War II until the present day. It focuses on Jewish identity, culture, and demography; the relations between Jews and other national, ethnic, and religious groups; antisemitism, its manifestations, causes, and development; and Holocaust memory in political and social discourses.

The Center offers a platform for the diverse needs of researchers, students, governmental and civil service personnel, professionals, activists, and the public at large, both in Israel and abroad, and cooperates with European Jewish communities and their leaders. The Center initiates, encourages and coordinates research projects, conferences, seminars and publications in the relevant fields.