Established in 1948, Conib – Confederação Israelita do Brasil, the Jewish Confederation of Brazil is the body in charge of the political representation and coordination of the Brazilian Jewish community, whose population is estimated at 120,000 people. Organized communities in fourteen units of the federation are affiliated to the institution.
Conib is a non-for profit organization guided by principles such as peace, democracy, social justice, inter-religious dialogue, and the fight against intolerance and terrorism. The institution stresses its non-partisan character and its representativeness of the most diversified sectors of the Brazilian Jewish community, regardless of their religious or political inclinations.
During these past 6 decades, Conib has fulfilled the very important role of being a channel of communication between the community and the federal Executive, Legislative and Judiciary branches. It also spares no effort to develop closer ties with all the institutions of the Brazilian civil society.
Conib encourages and supports initiatives in the social, political, cultural and educational spheres, reinforcing the sense of community and the Jewish-Brazilian identity.
It supports the State of Israel, the Zionist movement and the Middle East peace dialogue.
Conib positions itself in the frontline of the fight against anti-Semitism and all kinds of bigotry.