We’re all concerned about growing anti-Semitism, both here at home and abroad. Join UJA-Federation’s CommUnity and Central Synagogue for a conversation with Elan S. Carr, the United States special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, Jonathan Goldstein, chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council in England, and Rebekah Tokatlilar, managing director, Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University. They will discuss their work implementing policies that counter anti-Semitism and help Jews feel safe in their communities and on campus.
You’ll also learn about UJA’s work in helping secure Jewish institutions in New York, in Israel, and around the world.
Elan S. Carr serves as the special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. As special envoy, he advises the secretary of state and is responsible for directing U.S. policies and projects aimed at countering anti-Semitism throughout the world. The son of Iraqi Jewish refugees who fled persecution in Iraq, Special Envoy Carr speaks Hebrew and the Iraqi dialect of Arabic. He was the international president of the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi and served on the national council of AIPAC. In the course of his work in the Jewish community, he has been a recognized leader in the fight against anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses and around the world. Photo Credit: U.S. State Department
Jonathan Goldstein is the chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council, the umbrella body of British Jewry’s central organizations and charities. Under Jonathan’s leadership, the Council has been on the front lines fighting anti-Semitism in the UK. Jonathan, who has long been an active member of the Jewish community, is also the chair of the Chief Rabbinate Trust. He is the chief executive and founder of Cain International, a private investment firm deploying capital across debt and equity strategies in real estate development, special situations, and lifestyle & leisure businesses.
As managing director of the largest Jewish campus organization worldwide, Rebekah Thornhill Tokatlilar is on the front lines of debate ensuring that Jewish students feel safe and included on college campuses. Her work helps to empower Jewish students by building a strong campus community, fostering relationships within that community, developing young leaders, and focusing on Jewish education.