The Executive Board

Article 19

The Executive Board shall consist of the following members:

- ex officio, the Presidents of Jewish communities elected by founders, – the President and Deputy President of the Federation elected by the Assembly of the Federation, – three representatives from the founding communities of Belgrade, Novi Sad and Subotica who, at the proposal of their original communities, are elected by the Assembly of the Federation.

In cases when members of the Executive Board, who are members ex officio, are prevented from attending, they are to be replaced by deputy presidents or a person authorized in writing by the respective community to do so.

Article 20

The term in office of members of the Executive Board shall begin and end at the same time as the term in office of members of the Supervisory Board and the President of the Federation.

Article 21

The sessions of the Executive Board are open session. The Executive Board may decide that specific sessions or parts thereof shall be closed to the public.

Sessions of the Executive Board may be attended by honorary members who, by separate decisions, are nominated by the Executive Board from the ranks of long-time activists in communities and management bodies of the Federation and from the ranks of distinguished Jewish public or cultural workers.

Article 22

The sessions of the Executive Board are chaired by the President of the Federation and, in cases when the President is prevented from doing so, by the Deputy President of the Federation or, in cases that the President is permanently prevented and the Deputy is absent, by the person selected for this purpose by the members at the session itself.

Article 23

Decisions at the Executive Board are made by majority of votes of the attending members. The Executive Board can make valid decisions if more than half of the members are attending.

The Executive Board makes its decision by public or secret voting. The decision regarding the manner of voting shall be made by the Executive Board at the session itself.

For sessions of the Executive Board minutes are recorded and such minutes are to be sent to members of the Executive Board within seven days of the date of the session. The minutes shall be signed by the recording person and the person who chaired the session.

Article 24

The President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Serbia convenes sessions of the Executive Board according to Article 21 of these Articles of Association.

A session of the Executive Board may also be convened on the basis of:

  • request by six members of the Executive Board,
  • request of the Supervisory Board,
  • request of one founder.

The President of the Federation shall convene the session within 15 days of receipt of the request and, after the expiration of this period, the session shall be convened by the requesting entity.

Article 25

The competencies of the Executive Board include:

  • making decisions on all current issues of the federation which are not within the exclusive competencies of the Assembly,
  • nominates those in charge of projects and coordinates the work with the Federation and management and working bodies of founders,
  • adopts general documents regarding the internal organization and operations of the Federation,
  • establishes, dismisses and determines the organization of work of the Federation and procedures of institutions of the Federation,
  • proposes the budget to the Assembly and provides the financial statements of the Federation on the basis of opinions of founders provided in advance,
  • determines and implements operational principles for joint annual and multi-annual programs and activities of founders,
  • determines the permanent and provisional working and coordinating bodies and determines their scope of work,
  • establishes, dismisses and determines the organization of work of the administration of the Federation and is the employer of staff employed in the Federation,
  • proposes membership of a new Jewish community or Jewish organization and submits the proposal to the Assembly of the Federation for adoption,
  • makes decisions regarding the award of awards by the Federation, except for inscription in the Golden Book of the KKL,
  • nominates persons who shall participate in the work of international Jewish organizations or who shall be elected to the management of such organizations in cases when members of management in such organizations are appointed by invitation,
  • appoints honorary members of the Executive Board,
  • in extraordinary circumstances, and for reasons of urgency, after consulting with founders, decides on issues of principles from within the competencies of the Assembly, and such decisions are subsequently approved by the Assembly,
  • cooperates directly with other state authorities, religious and social organizations in the country, with all Jewish organizations abroad and with the state of Israel,
  • performs material and financial operations and manages appropriated assets,
  • determines the amount of membership fees for founders and associated members.