Antisemitism: The Pandemic that Persists

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Date(s) - 04/20/2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Interfaith Council Presents
Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 PM
Please join us for the next program in AJC’s acclaimed Shared Roots, Divergent Paths series, now celebrating its 21st year of collaboration.

Antisemitism has been called the world’s oldest hatred. It is a tangible threat not only to Jews, but also to the very fabric of democratic societies.

In recent years, we have witnessed violent attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions, and anti-Jewish sentiments expressed by the leaders of far right-wing and left-wing political parties.

Antisemitic hate crimes rose by 14% in 2019 according to the FBI.

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 put vile antisemitic and racist images on full display, shaking many Americans to their core.

Join us for a discussion about resurgent antisemitism, its deep roots in human history, and its contemporary forms. Our experts will share their insights on the recent American Jewish Committee (AJC) landmark study on The State of Antisemitism in America, field questions ranging from the different forms of antisemitism to the role of social media in fomenting hate, and important methods for confronting antisemitism today.

Co-sponsored by AJC Westchester/Fairfield and the Driscoll Professorship in Jewish-Catholic Studies at Iona College.