What is IFJS?

IFJS_bouton• The International Forum of Jewish Scouts (IFJS) brings together representatives of Jewish scouts from all continents: USA, Brazil, Canada, UK, FranceAustralia and Israel (more to come). The name “Forum” was chosen reflecting the desire to provide a focal point promoting dialogue, exchanges, and proposals among Jewish scouts throughout the world.

• The second key objective is to share more than 100 years of experience in Scouting as a platform for Jewish education enabling youngsters in Jewish communities around the world to strengthen and enrich their Jewish identity.

• The third objective via the World Scouting platform is to engage with our fellow scouts from other religions, in order to strengthen ties, expose the diverse faces of Judaism, and engage in dialogue and exchange.

Since July 2009, the International Forum of Jewish Scouts has been confirmed as holding consultative status with the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). 

World Scouting today is a confederation of 162 National Scout Organizations in a network of over 40 million members in more than 1 million local community Scout Groups. Some 7 million are adult volunteers who support the local activities, resulting in a huge multiplier effect.