July 28, 2019 - Commemoration of the Zemun Jews
June 11, 2019 - Project on Jewish professors of Medicine in Serbia
May 24, 2019 - Cooperation with the VMA Library
May 12, 2019 - The Annual Assembly of the JCZ

May 7,2019 - Promotion of book "Righteous without medal" and
opening of exhibition "Known and unknown Heroes"
April 27, 2019 – Celebration of Pesach
March 21, 2019 - Celebration of Purim
January 19, 2019 - Celebration of Tubishvat

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July 28, 2019 - Commemoration of the Zemun Jews

Members and friends of our community gathered today in the Jewish Cemetery Zemun to commemorate Zemun Jews victims who were taken to Jasenovac and Stara Gradiska concentration camps in cattle wagons on July 27, 1942.
This year, summer vacations of many members overlapped with this date, so fewer people attended this gathering.
On behalf of our community, members of our Commissions Dragoslav Beherano and Zivko Kovacevic laid a wreath in front of the monument, after which a minute of silence was held in honor of all Zemun Jews perished during the Nazi terror.

June 11, 2019 - Project on Jewish professors of the Faculties of Medicine in Serbia

As part of our research on Jews who were professors of the Faculties of Medicine in Serbia, we have contacted Professor Milan Stanulović in the hope that he will give us some information about Professor Dr. Ivan Piliša. Instead, we received from Professor Stanulović an interesting lecture about Dr. Petar Švarc, a prominent physician from today's Romania, who settled in Novi Sad in 1920.

With the author's permission in the following attachment you will learn more about this exceptional man who was President of the Jewish Community of Novi Sad from 1952 until 1961..
Power Point presentation. (Serbian cyrililc)

May 24, 2019 - Cooperation with the VMA-Military Medical Academy Library

Jasmina Majkić, Nenad Fogel, Ljiljana Simić and Biljana Jokić Mušicki
Right: Nenad Fogel with Ljiljana Simić

In the framework of the project "Jewish professors of medical faculties in Serbia", Project Manager Nenad Fogel addressed the Military Medical Academy's library for assistance in researching their library archives. Already in the first telephone contact with the librarian of the VMA Ljiljana Simić, it was clear that we would get all the necessary help. In addition to those of the most prominent professors, such as Izidor Papo, Ervin Ginzberg, Herbert Kraus and Emanuel Weiss, friendly staff led by Ljiljana Simic pointed to several more professors who were of Jewish origin. The project, which was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information and the Municipality of Zemun, benefited this cooperation both on the quantity and on the quality of information about their professors. Mrs. Simić also pointed to some of the professors who were lecturers at the Medical Faculty in Belgrade.
In recognition of the respect and wonderful cooperation we have achieved, the Jewish Municipality of Zemun donated a dozen of its editions for the needs of the VMA library. The editions were delivered to the Chief of the Medical Library of the Institute for Scientific Information of the VMA of the University of Defense and to library staff Jasmina Majkić, Ljiljana Simic and Biljana Jokic Mušicki.

May 12, 2019 - The Annual Assembly of the JCZ

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The Regular Annual JCZ Assembly was held today.

After the usual election of the Chairman of the Assembly, the recorder and the record verifier were elected.
The regular reports of the Supervisory Board and all the JCZ commissions have been submitted.
During the session, there was also a minute of silence for members of our community who left us in the previous period.
After years spent at the head of the Social Commission, our Vera Krotic asked to release her duties and choose a new president. Svetozar Kon and Olga Skejić were elected as members of the Commission, while Žika Kovačević was elected as the President.

May 7,2019 - Promotion of book "Righteous without medal" and opening of exhibition "Known and unknown Heroes"

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In the exhibition space of the Youth Office of the Municipality of Zemun, the promotion of the book "Righteous without medal" was held and the exhibition "Known and Unknown Heroes" was opened. The author of the exhibition and editor of the book, Nenad Fogel, spoke about the great help that the City Municipality of Zemun offered to the Jewish community for years.
He also welcomed all the presidents who were present, and there were many, starting with the Mayor of Zemun, Dejan Matić, the presidents of the Jewish municipalities of Belgrade and Prishtina, Danilo Medić and Dobrica Prlinčević, Presidents of the Federation Igor Ginzberg, to the president of the Culture Club of Zemun Svetozar Ljubinković , the association of Roma Serđ Alijavić, the Club of the admirers of the time Marijana Azjenkol ... All in all, the elite of Zemun and the wider gathered.
The exhibition will last until June 7, 2019. For all future visitors, one copy of the book and the brochure of the exhibition is also provided.

The Municipality of Zemun site also reports on this event.

April 27, 2019 – Celebration of Pesach: Time travel

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The Jewish municipality of Zemun marked the eight day of Pesach with a suitable celebration on the slopes of Fruska Gora. The winery Stojkovic hosted the celebration.
In a beautiful ethno environment, we recalled the exodus of our ancestors from Egyptian slavery under the leadership of Moses. With traditional servings, bitter herbs, chicken wings, boiled eggs, but also traditional foods of the Serbian people, we were able to taste various wines and homemade brandy that was produced by the winery.

Since the Pesah holiday was as the same as the great Christian holiday of Easter, which is celebrated in the glory of our countryman Jesus, we decided to visit the nearby Beocin Monastery (photo gallery here).


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March 21, 2019 - Celebration of Purim in our Synagogue

Our premises have become tight enough to welcome all interested guests, so for the second year in a row, Purim was celebrated in our Synagogue.
It was an opportunity to discus future cooperation with communities from the region. Plans were made for visits to Szeged, Zagreb and Fruska Gora.


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January 19, 2019 - Celebration of Tubishvat at the JC Zemun

The New Year of trees and fruits was celebrated in our premises.
President of our community Nenad Fogel introduced the guests with the holiday meaning and tradition.

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