GOALS AND PURPOSES
The main purposes behind the foundation of the World Congress of Georgian Jews(WCGJ) are as follows:
- to unite the Georgian Jews scattered around the world;
- help them in achieving their aims and aspirations;
- ensure their continuous religious, spiritual, cultural, and social progress;
- maintain the historical continuity of the Georgian Jewry; and
- bring up the next generations to remember and respect their religious and ethnic roots.
For accomplishing these purposes, the WCGJ strives to:
- strengthen the ties between Georgian Jews living in different countries;
- enhance the integration of the Georgian Jewry with the Jews of the world;
- secure the rights of Georgian Jews both in Israel and Diaspora to their religious, spiritual, cultural, social, and economic development and fight for justice when these rights are endangered;
- coordinate the efforts of different communities and organizations of Georgian Jews in handling and solving their common problems;
- defend the rights of its affiliate communities and organizations when their interests are kept down and represent them in governmental and international organizations;
- collaborate with all nations and countries and all democratically minded governmental and social organizations for bringing about peace, freedom and justice.
Goals and Purposes
- Defend the interests of Georgian Jews in Israel and all over the world.
- Unite and consolidate Georgian Jews scattered in different countries.
- Educate the young generation to respect their religious and ethnic roots.
- Represent Georgian Jews in Hebrew, governmental, or social organizations.
- Struggle against assimilation and mixed marriages.
- Protect synagogues, Jewish cemeteries, and historical monuments.
- Provide traditional, religious and higher education for children and the youth.
- Preserve Hebrew spiritual traditions.
- Render aid in getting higher and specialized education.
- Organize summer and winter family camps.
- Establish a Georgian Jews Cultural Center.
- Create kindergartens.
- Establish a rabbinic counsel for solving religion-related problems.
- Set forth youth centers and Internet clubs.
- Promote Aliah and absorption.
- Organize repatriate adaptation centers.
- Provide social and medical assistance.
- Provide legal advice.
- Provide psychological consultation.
- Promote international ties.
- Create an ethnic museum in Israel.
- Publish materials on the history and ethnography of Georgian Jews.
- Found a Congress library.
- Set forth a Georgian and Hebrew dance ensemble.
- Establish women’s clubs.
- Create sports centers.
- Publish information bulletins, a newspaper and a magazine.