In the face of mounting and overt antisemitism, several Jewish students are suing Ivy League universities for discrimination. Join UJA Young Lawyers for a timely Setting the Bar event delving into campus antisemitism and its legal implications with Mark Ressler, an attorney leading a suit against campus antisemitism at Harvard, and Eden Yadegar, a Columbia undergrad who recently addressed a congressional round table about antisemitism on campus.

You’ll also hear about UJA’s work fighting antisemitism, which includes our efforts to strengthen security at Jewish institutions and empower college students to stand up to hate and live proudly Jewish lives.

Tickets are $36 per person, or free for donors of $1,000 and above to UJA’s 2024 Annual Campaign.


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Honoree Portrait

Mark P. Ressler

Partner, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

Mark Ressler is a nationally recognized litigator and trial lawyer and chair of the firm’s Software Litigation Group. His successful representation of corporations, financial firms, government entities, and individuals has earned him recognition in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, Lawdragon, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other publications. A former federal prosecutor, he is also an accomplished criminal defense lawyer who has represented clients in virtually every type of white-collar investigation.

Honoree Portrait

Eden Yadegar

Student, Columbia University

Eden Yadegar is a junior at Columbia University double majoring in Middle East Studies and Jewish Studies with a concentration in Political Science. On campus, she serves as the president of Students Supporting Israel and an engagement fellow for Columbia/Barnard Hillel. She recently addressed the Congressional Committee on Education and the Workforce at the round table with Jewish students impacted by antisemitism.


Melanie Jolson, Sarah M. Sternlieb

Vice Chairs
Alexandra Leavy, Corey Rosenholtz

Recruitment Chairs
Michael Cassel, Noah Schwartz


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