Results of the elections of the Consistory of Paris

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November 27, 2017
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Large victory of "Dare Judaism" with Joel Mergui

This Sunday, November 26, 2017, the voters of the Consistory of Paris were called to the polls to renew by half their Board of Directors, as provided every four years the statutes of the consistorial institution headed by 26 volunteer directors elected for a term of office. 8 years.

49 synagogues in Paris-Ile-de-France have been partially transformed into polling stations.

25 candidates ran for the 13 vacant posts divided into two lists and three independents. 3713 votes were cast. For the record, the 26 directors who make up the Board (the 13 elected in 2013 and the 13 of this election) will elect the President of the Consistoire de Paris at their first meeting in January 2018.

12 of the 13 candidates of the group "Dissent Judaism" supporting the action of the President of the Consistory Joel Mergui were elected to know:

David Amar, Jack-Yves Bohbot, Anne Laurence Breton, Patrick Bunan, Colette Chiche, Emmanuel Cohen, Vanessa Dahan, Max-David Ghozlan, Michel Gurfinkiel, Claude Annik Haik, Pascal Karsenti, Martine Mimoun.

David Revcolevschi of the grouping of "Our Consistory tomorrow" which included 9 candidates was also elected.

In his statement after the election, Joël Mergui thanked the members ending their mandate for their collaboration and all the candidates for their personal investment, their commitment to the service of the Consistory and their willingness to bring, each to their way, the means of the renewal of a bicentennial institution that works every day to defend the Jews and Judaism and fulfill its missions of service.

He also invited everyone to work in concord to be force of proposals and renewal. "The Jewish Community," he said, "has shown great maturity in showing confidence in young people and 5 new women administrators. to direct the Consistory of Paris - bringing the number of women to 10 out of 26 administrators. The community, he concluded, recognized the work that has been done in recent years and has chosen the experience of service to renewal., including the election of Jack-Yves Bohbot and David Amar to accompany the new generation of leaders, whose complementary skills will enrich our action. Together we will be able to prepare the community succession and face the challenges we face. "



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