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WUJS General Assembly

The annual General Assembly (GA) is the supreme authority of the World Union of Jewish Students as outlined by Israeli Amutah (NGO) Law. The GA is where WUJS elects its leadership, passes official policy and votes on the inclusion of new members organizations.

What is the Steering Committee?
The GA is run by the Steering Committee who are selected by the WUJS Chairperson.  WUJS President, Avigayil Benstein, has assembled and appointed a Steering Committee to lead the WUJS Congress General Assembly.

Where and when is the General Assembly?
The WUJS General Assembly will take place on Leonardo Jerusalem Hotel (St. George 9) on the 2nd January 2019 at 09:30 AM IST. This is the fourth day of WUJS Congress 2018.

Who can vote and who can speak?

  • All member unions of WUJS are eligible to send delegates to participate in the GA
  • Each member union receives a specific number of votes determined by Jewish population in Member Union’s country.
  • Member unions may empower an individual to vote on their behalf according to the rules set out in the WUJS Constitution Section V. A. 7. a.  
  • Member Unions may vote by proxy without a delegate or individual present if membership is valid and e-mail is promptly sent to the General Assembly Steering Committee by the 19 December 2018 at 11:59 PM IST at
  • Each official delegate present will have the right to speak.

Delegate Votes
Delegate votes be shall allocated to every full Member Union according to the following key (partial member unions get half votes): 

Core Jewish Population Number of Delegate Votes
Over 2,000,000 16
150,001-2,000,000 12
100,001-150,000 10
50,001-100,000 8
15,001-50,000 6
5,001-15,000 4
Under 5,001 2

The above table determines the voting rights at a Congressional meeting, whether by written ballot, show of hands, roll call or correspondence (when applicable).

A Member Union is free to cast all of its votes in unison or split its votes, voting partially for or against as well as abstaining, on any issue raised for a vote.

The Jewish population of the country or region in the table above will be determined according to a current census publication as provided by Prof. Sergio DellaPergola of the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

To see the voting allowance of each current member organization click here.

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