Gishur is a capacity, community and coalition building project to empower Jewish community leaders and activists to challenge xenophobia and promote inclusion through intra-community awareness-raising and dialogue with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. 

Gishur is a collaboration between HIAS Europe, CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe and Paideia- The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden.

Connecting Communities

Addressing antisemitism and xenophobia at once, Gishur creates spaces for improved dialogue and mutual understanding between Jewish and migrant communities and debunks harmful bias, myths and stereotypes. Through Gishur, community leaders, youth and activists can take an active and meaningful role in standing against hatred through shared values. 

Activities will run for 18 months, starting in February 2021, and include:

  1. The development of three Jewish holiday resource guides that promote values associated with social inclusion, under the guidance of an expert group
  2. Capacity building by training Jewish community leaders, rabbis, youth leaders and activists in applying the three resource guides
  3. Community building by organizing local interfaith holiday celebrations, based on the Jewish holiday resource guides
  4. Coalition building towards the development of a European Jewish Network against Xenophobia and for Inclusion

Holiday Resources



For questions regarding the program, please contact Paideia at