1 2022

10:00 AM Congregation Ahavath Chesed Anti Semitism on Campus

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Anti Semitism on Campus

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Congregation Ahavath Chesed

10:00 AM Breakfast

10:45 PM Program

RSVP and indicate whether you are attending the breakfast and program or program. There will be a breakfast prepared by the Temple Brotherhood at 10 AM. The deadline for breakfast reservations is April 28. The program is free; the cost of breakfast is $10 at the door. 

There will be a panel of experts, including Eric Ross of the ADL, Joey Hamaoui, NCSY, Rabbi Jonah Zinn, Hillel UF, and two local high school students, Allie Bielski and Aidan Kempner. the panel will be moderated by Stacy Ellison.

A recent survey conducted for Hillel International and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) found that one-third of Jewish students experienced antisemitism on campus in the last school year. Additionally, today’s students also witness the complex interface between antisemitism and anti-Zionism, which introduces the notion of Antisemitism coming from the radical right and the progressive left.

Disturbingly, more than 65 percent of those surveyed in that poll said they felt unsafe on campus, and half felt the need to hide their Jewish identities. A third said they had experienced anti-Jewish hate in the past year, but most did not report it. And the 40 percent who did report it said they were not taken seriously by their school administrations.

Although the laws of our country, as well as the policies of colleges and universities, show implicit obligations to protect Jewish students from harassment, intimidation, and both verbal and physical attacks, it remains pervasive on campus. So what can be done? What is being done? And how do we start this conversation?

Join Temple Sisterhood and Hadassah Jacksonville as we explore the current rise in antisemitism, learn ways to address bias and unjust incidents, connect with community resources that are available for students, teachers, parents, and the Jewish community, and create robust opportunities for all students to engage in serious dialogue across differences.