Schweizerischer Israelitischer Gemeindebund

  • Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities
  • SIG
Type of Entity
Corporate Body

Dates of Existence



On 1904-11-27, 27 representatives of the 13 Jewish communities from the whole of Switzerland met in Baden for a founding assembly. Articles of association were adopted and a five-member executive appointed, thus constituting the launch of the Schweizerischer Israelitischer Gemeindebund. The objective of the newly founded association was 'to safeguard and represent the general interests of Judaism in Switzerland’. Early 1930s SIG redoubled its offensive against anti-Semitism by inaugurating its own press office late in 1936 - the Jüdische Nachrichten. During the Second World War the SIG and Swiss Jews did much to help refugees within the means at their disposal.


  • Founded in Switzerland.


  • Schweizerischer Israelitischer Gemeindebund,