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of the State Association of Jewish Communities and Institutions in Saxony e.V.

§ 1 Name and seat
The following Jewish communities and institutions in Saxony form a state association.
The state association is based in Dresden and bears the name Landesverband der Jüdischen Gemeinden und Einrichtungen in Sachsen e.V. (State Association of Jewish Communities and Institutions in Saxony).

The Landesverband Jüdischen Gemeinden und Einrichtungen in Sachsen e.V. shall be entered in the register of associations.

The association is a non-profit organisation; it does not primarily pursue its own economic purposes.

The Association's funds may only be used for the purposes set out in the Articles of Association. Members shall not receive any benefits from the Association's funds.

No person may be favoured by expenses that are alien to the purpose of the association or by disproportionately high remuneration.

§ 2 Membership
All persons in the state of Saxony who are responsible for Jewish communities or institutions or activities and who fulfil the purposes of these statutes may become members of the state association. Their autonomy is not affected by this association.

The application for membership must be submitted to the Board of Directors. The Executive Board decides on admission by an absolute majority (51%). If no absolute majority is achieved in the first ballot, the relative majority shall apply in the second ballot.

The member municipalities are not obliged to pay contributions.

Resignation is only possible with a notice period of three months to the end of the financial year. The notice of resignation must be in writing and must be submitted to the Executive Board.

§ 3 Purpose of the Association
The Landesverband der Jüdischen Gemeinden und Einrichtungen in Sachsen e.V. pursues exclusively and directly charitable purposes within the meaning of the section "tax-privileged purposes" of the German Tax Code. In doing so, the state association can bundle and coordinate central tasks for its members.
The association has the task of representing the religious, economic, social and legal interests of its member communities/institutions and their members, including vis-à-vis the state government.

The purpose of the association is

the promotion of religion;

the promotion of youth and elderly care;

the promotion of art and culture

the promotion of science and research

the promotion of the protection and preservation of historical monuments;

the promotion of education, popular and vocational training, including student aid;

the promotion of aid for politically, racially or religiously persecuted people and refugees

the promotion of the memory of victims of persecution, war and disasters;

the promotion of an international mindset, tolerance in all areas of culture and international understanding;

the promotion of equal rights for all people;

the promotion of civic engagement in favour of charitable, benevolent and ecclesiastical purposes;

promoting the maintenance and care of cemeteries.

The tasks of the regional association are realised in particular through

the establishment and maintenance of social, cultural and socially relevant institutions for the promotion and visualisation of Jewish life and Jewish culture in Saxony, as well as places of worship and Jewish institutions

Support and assistance for the Jewish communities and institutions of the state association in the realisation of their respective cultural, religious and social work

Supporting the integration of Jewish immigrants

Visualising and actively supporting lively Jewish life in Saxony

Coordinating work with Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and non-religious organisations.

Work against anti-Semitism

Strengthening intercultural and interreligious dialogue and exchange

Further development and support of the culture of remembrance and commemoration

The aim of the regional association is to provide financial and organisational support to its member communities and institutions.

Funds that the association receives to support the activities of its member communities and institutions are passed on to the member communities following a vote. The principle of absolute majority is used to decide which member municipality or organisation receives which amount.

The regional association is obliged to pass on its funds in accordance with its statutory objectives. The regional association only retains funds in accordance with its expenditure in order to cover the costs incurred as part of its administrative expenses.

§ 4 Bodies
The bodies of the regional association are

General Assembly of Members

Board of Directors

State Rabbi

§ 5 General Assembly of Members
The General Assembly of Members is the supreme body of the regional association and is made up of up to 2 delegates from each of the association's municipalities and organisations. The organisations themselves decide which of their registered members they send as delegates. The Provincial Rabbi attends the General Assembly and has the right to vote.

The proportion of votes in the General Assembly is regulated in such a way that each community sends up to 2 delegates and each organisation sends 1 delegate to the regional association; each delegate has 1 vote.

The regional rabbi has 1 vote.

In personnel elections, the absolute majority (51%) is valid for the decision in the first election round; in the second election round, the relative majority is sufficient.

The General Assembly decides on - the conclusion of legal transactions, including loans, in excess of EUR 10,000. This does not include the recruitment and payment of employees.

§ Section 6 Responsibility of the General Assembly
The General Assembly of Members is responsible for

Passing resolutions on amendments to the Articles of Association;

Passing resolutions on the budget to be submitted by the Executive Board;

Passing resolutions on taking out loans and other liabilities, as well as on the acquisition, sale and leasing of land belonging to the regional association;

electing the Executive Board and granting discharge.

The financial statements for the past financial year must be audited by an independent sworn auditor who may not be a member of one of the member municipalities. The results of this audit must be presented to the General Meeting.

Each member municipality is entitled to inspect the financial documents of the Landverband.

Appointment of delegates for Jewish and non-Jewish institutions for which the National Association is authorised to delegate.

Election of specialised commissions for special tasks;

Approval of rules of procedure for the General Assembly.

§ Section 7 Invitation and decision-making of the General Assembly
The General Assembly of Members shall be convened by the Executive Board in writing at least once a year. The Chairman is obliged to convene the meeting at any time at the request of ¼ of the members, as well as at the request of the Executive Board.

The invitation period for the general meeting is at least 14 days. The agenda must be attached to the invitation.

The General Assembly constitutes a quorum if ¾ of the delegates are represented. Resolutions are passed by a simple majority of the valid votes cast, unless otherwise provided for by law.

3a. In the event of a tie, the motion is deemed to have been rejected. If the General Meeting does not have a quorum, a second General Meeting shall be convened within one month with the same agenda; a notice period of 7 days must be observed. This second General Meeting shall in any case constitute a quorum.

For the following decisions:

Amendment of the Articles of Association

Distribution of financial resources

Exclusion of a member municipality requires a ¾ majority of the valid votes cast.

A delegate may not be represented at the General Assembly by proxy. Only the delegated board members of the member municipalities may be represented by written proxy. The representatives must be members of the respective member municipalities.

The resolutions of the General Assembly must be recorded in the minutes. The minutes must be signed by the Executive Board and sent to the delegates and the members of the Executive Board. It should list the agenda and the delegates present.

§ 8 Executive Board
The Executive Board consists of 3 to 5 members. It has a first chairperson and two to four other members of the Executive Board. It is elected for a term of 3 years by secret ballot with a majority of votes. Two members of the Executive Board represent the association in and out of court.

If a member of the Executive Board resigns, a replacement must be elected to replace the resigning member.

The Executive Board holds a meeting at least every three months or at the request of 2/3 of the members of the Executive Board.

The Executive Board elects a chairperson and a treasurer from among its members.

The Board elects the Provincial Rabbi.

§ 9 Activities of the Executive Board
The Executive Board manages the day-to-day business of the National Association. It realises the resolutions of the General Assembly within the framework of the Articles of Association.

It shall adopt its own rules of procedure.

It hires and dismisses the employees of the regional association, unless otherwise stipulated in the articles of association.

It informs its members about all important matters.

Minutes must be taken of every board meeting. These minutes must be sent to the municipal councils.

The items on the agenda for planned board meetings must be announced to the boards of the member municipalities 14 days in advance.

The Executive Board must submit the final report, the profit and loss account and the budget to the General Assembly every year. The final report and the profit and loss account should be submitted within the first three months of a calendar year; the budget should be submitted two months before the end of the previous financial year if possible.

The Board of Directors decides on

the conclusion and termination of employment contracts

the conclusion of legal transactions including loans up to an amount of EUR 10,000.
This does not include the recruitment and payment of employees.

§ 10 Mediation, arbitration tribunal
In the event of disputes about community matters between members, between members and community bodies or between community bodies, a conciliation hearing must be held before a rabbi. If the conciliation hearing fails, arbitration proceedings shall be conducted.

The members of the arbitration tribunal are

The rabbi who conducted the conciliation hearing as chairman;

four persons of the Jewish faith, two of whom shall be appointed by each of the disputing parties.
The principles of German public and civil law shall apply to the arbitration proceedings. The arbitration tribunal is authorised to obtain legal advice on questions of German law. Each party shall bear the costs of the members appointed by it.

The Executive Board shall conclude an agreement with a rabbi regarding the rabbi's activities in conciliation negotiations and arbitration proceedings. The agreement must be approved by the General Assembly.

The rabbi chosen for this purpose may not be part of the disputing parties.

§ 11 Resolutions of the Executive Board
The Executive Board passes its resolutions by majority vote. In the event of a tie, the Chairperson/the Provincial Rabbi shall have the casting vote.


§ 12 Representation and dissolution of the National Association
The National Association shall be represented in and out of court by two members of the Executive Board.

The National Association may dissolve itself with a ¾ majority of all delegate votes.

If the association is dissolved or cancelled or if tax-privileged purposes cease to exist, the assets of the association shall be transferred to the International Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem, Har Hazikaron, P.O.B. 3477, Jerusalem, 9103401 Israel, which must use them directly and exclusively for charitable, benevolent or Jewish purposes.

The financial year is the calendar year.


These Articles of Association were established on 27 October 2021

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