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JFDA – Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Antisemitism

The Jewish Forum for Democracy Against Antisemitism (JFDA), initiated by Levi Salomon, was founded on April 30 of 2008 with the support of Lala Süsskind and the Berlin Jewish Community. The forum has been a non-profit association since 2012. The JFDA aims at strengthening the democratic of the state, promoting inter-religious and intercultural exchange as well as help to those politically, racially or religiously persecuted. This includes the fight against antisemitism and racism. To this end, we support democratic institutions and the cooperation of all civil society actors to protect human rights and the Basic Law. The JFDA pursues its goals through educational, public relations and cultural work, such as the organization of lecture series and conferences, the issuing of resolutions and publications, as well as the creation of documentation and studies. It also carries out independent monitoring and records and evaluates antisemitic incidents and tendencies, as well as other incidents directed against the Basic Law and human rights. The aim is to make the public as well as state institutions aware of problems and win them over to countermeasures.