Hungary

Magyarországi Keresztény - Zsidó Tanács

History

Country:
Hungary

Organization name:
Magyarországi Keresztény - Zsidó Tanács

Year of establishment or foundation of the organization: 
1990

Preferred English translation of the name of your organization:
Hungarian Council of Christians and Jews

Brief history of the organization:
In 1990, by request from the President of the Hungarian Republic, the Roman Catholic and  the Protestant churches founded the council together with their Jewish counterparts. Chairmen of the Board were Dr. Asztrik Várzegi (Bishop), and Dr. József Schweitzer (Chief Rabbi of Hungary). 

Number of members (approx.):
All in all 26: 7 Jewish ones and 19 Christian, both Catholics and Protestants.

Where is your organization based?
The Christian part of the Council is based in Esztergom-Budapest, and the Jewish part is based in Kecskemét-Budapest.


The Board of the Hungarian Council of Christians and Jews

Activities

Main focuses/areas of your work:
We organize conferences  and  share prayers , commemorations and events  together. Rabbi Támas Róna is responsible for the organization of such events.

Which audiences do you work towards?
Academics; Grassroots; Young professionals; Retired professionals; Clergy; Students.

How often does your organization meet?
The Council meets once or twice a year.

Does your organization have any regular publications (in print or online)?
No.


Prayer for peace in the Middle East, organized by the
Hungarian Council of Christians and Jews

Organization

Main working/publishing language of your organization:
Hungarian/English

Officers of your organization:
President:
Dr. János Székely (Auxiliary bishop)
Co-President:
Rabbi Dr. Tamás Róna

Briefly describe your organization’s relationship to the ICCJ:
The Hungarian organization is a member organization of the ICCJ. Before 2010 the then General Secretary  of Protestant pastors attended the conferences. Between 2010 – 2015, unfortunately, there was no one who represented  the Council at international conferences. From 2015 Rabbi Támas Róna is the Hungarian representative at such conferences, and also in charge of contacts with the ICCJ.

What is the greatest challenge your organization faces at the moment?
To organize the 2018 Annual Conference of ICCJ in Kecskemet and Budapest..

Has your organization figured in any published material such as newspapers, books or blogs?
“Hungarian Jewish History”  - publishing in 2016/2017 Editor Dr. Tamás Róna

E-mail address to contact your organization:
rubinstein(at)freemail.hu

Website of your organization:
We currently do not have one.