David Saltiel has been elected president of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, the country’s umbrella Jewish organisation and EJC affiliate.
Saltiel, president of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, also headed the national organisation from 2010 – 2013.
The 22nd Conference of Representatives of the Jewish Communities of Greece (which was convened in Athens on September 18, 2016, in order to elect its new Board of Directors.
During the opening of the conference, outgoing Board president Moses Constantinis referred to his decades-long commitment to Greek Jewish issues and expressed his firm belief that the new leadership will bring progress to the community.
Saltiel spoke of the challenges faced by Greek Jewry and announced his administration’s priorities, namely the continuity of Jewish heritage in Greece especially with regard to the maintaining of small Jewish communities, the need for more measures to overcome economic crisis and render the communities viable, antisemitism and Holocaust education, the development of welfare programmes for needy Holocaust survivors, projects for the support of young Jewish adults and the strengthening of relations with international Jewish organisations.
We thank Moses for all his work for the Greek community and his close cooperation and involvement with the EJC and wish him well for the future.
We send our congratulations and best wishes to David, a longstanding colleague and friend and look forward to working with him and the new board.Tuesday, September 20, 2016