Juli Alegre


Judith Kiriaty Matalon

President and chairperson, leading since 1982 the MORDECHAI KIRIATY FOUNDATION, a philanthropic non-profit N.G.O., that has encouraged and supported humanitarians educational and cultural institutions. The Foundation has initiated two major ventures and supports them: the PEACE ACADEMY which focuses on teaching peace studies in Israel, and the IZMIR PROJECT which focuses on preservation of the historic synagogues in Izmir-Turkey, and establishing there a Jewish Museum.


Peninah Zilberman

Born in Israel to survivor parents from Sighet Maramures and Bucharest, Romania; Peninah served the Toronto Jewish Community for over 40 years, Principal at Jewish Schools, Holocaust Museum Director and Adath Israel Synagogue Sisterhood President.

In 2014 Peninah initiated the “70th Anniversary Commemoration to the Sighet Deportations” followed by “All Generations Gatherings” in 2015, 2017 and 2019 attracting over 1000 participants, from all over the world.

“Fundatia Tarbut Sighet- Cultura si Educatie Iudaica” (FTS) was established in October 2014. FTS mission is to assist All Generations with their Genealogy research and organizing “Family Roots/Routes Journeys”; at the same time FTS provides Jewish cultural programs with Pre & Post Holocaust themes for the regional high schools and the Cultural Centers across Romania.


Itsik Moshe

Itsik Moshe became a member of AEPJ board of administration in 2022.

As part of his academic studies at the University of Tel Aviv, he received two bachelor’s degrees in sciences of education and technologies. In 2020 he was awarded 2 international certificates, Certificate of Appreciation from Georgian-American University and Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Georgia.

In 1989, during the Soviet regime he established the first mission of WUJS in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, and after that in other countries of the Soviet Union.

In 1990, he was elected as the first representative of the Jewish Agency in the Soviet Union; he opened 5 Jewish Agency Representation Centers in South Caucasus and Central Asia. In 1994 he achieved the highest professional role and became the director of the central mission of Jewish Agency located in Moscow.


Claudia De Benedetti

Società Immobiliare Agricola Settentrionale, Torino, Italy, CEO

Fideuram – Intesa San Paolo Private Banking, Milano, Italy, Executive Board Member

ANU International Board of Trustees Member, Tel Aviv, Israel

Maccabi World Union Board of Trustees Member, Ramat Gan, Israel

World Zionist Organization, Extended Executive Member, Jerusalem, Israel

Jewish Agency Sochnut Italy, Honoray President, Jerusalem, Israel

UCEI Unione delle Comunità Ebraiche Italiane, Board of Arbitrators – Collegio dei Probiviri – President, Roma, Italy

Jewish Museum and Synagogue of Casale Monferrato, Executive Director, Italy

MEIS – Museum of the Italian Jewry and Shoah, Scientific Committee Member, Ferrara, Italy


Marta Madrenas

Girona, Spain.

Marta Madrenas is a Spanish politician and lawyer. Since 2016 she has been the mayor of Girona and since 17 January 2018 she has been a member of the Parliament of Catalonia in the XII legislature for the electoral coalition Junts per Catalunya.


Noemi Di Segni

Roma, Italy

Since July 2016 the president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities has been Noemi Di Segni. Born in Jerusalem but Roman by adoption, married with three children, former Councillor for the Budget of the UCEI Council, Di Segni is in charge of the International Activities Office of the National Council of Accountants.


Annie Sacerdoti

Milan, Italy

Annie Sacerdoti, journalist, author of the first “Guide to Jewish Italy” and a series of regional Italian Jewish Itineraries and Italian Jewish Museums. Member of the Board of AEPJ from the beginning, she was in the team of the first European Day of Jewish Culture. She is Vice President of Fondazione Beni Culturali ebraici in Italia (UCEI).


Antonio Pita

Castelo de Vide, Portugal

From 2001 to 2013 he was a councilman at Castelo de Vide City Hall and was appointed vice-president during that period, where he took charge of Tourism, Culture, Environment and Cross-border Cooperation. Since October 2013 he has held the position of Mayor of Castelo de Vide. Current chairperson of Rede de Judiarias de Portugal.

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