March 31st, 2005

The Central Council

As a corporation under public law, the principal task of the Central Council of Jews in Germany is to defend the interests of its members within society as a whole. It has faced many major challenges in the sixty years of its existence: the new beginning after the war, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the forging of links between Jewish communities in eastern and western Germany, and the integration of immigrants from the countries which formerly belonged to the Soviet Union. In addition to this, the Council is actively committed to promoting mutual understanding between Jews and non-Jews.