Anti-Semitism is on the rise here in New York, across the United States, and in Europe. That’s why we organized the historic “No Hate. No Fear.” solidarity march, to loudly and proudly show the world that we will never cede to hate, and we will never allow anti-Semitism to diminish us. To help keep communities safe, we’re taking significant steps to increase security for the 2,000 Jewish organizations and synagogues in the New York area. We’re forging alliances and building bridges of greater understanding with our neighbors so we can stand united against hate. And we’re empowering college students to advocate against anti-Zionism, which often crosses the line into anti-Semitism. We’re investing in the safety of our community so we can live full and meaningful Jewish lives.
In New York
Read the testimonials of Jewish leaders from across the New York area whose institutions have been able to update their security, with thanks to our support.
We’re strengthening community relations efforts, including building strategic partnerships and coalitions with non-Jewish groups, many of whom are also facing hatred.
One example: We’re partnering with Neighbors in Action, Repair the World, and Chevra Ahavas Yisroel to pilot dinners with young adults from African American and Haredi communities who live in Crown Heights. The goal? To break down stereotypes and prejudices through a facilitated conversation and shared meal.
We’re funding programs to give student and faculty leaders tools to engage in healthy discourse about Israel on campus — and advocated against anti-Zionism.
In partnering with JCRC-NY, last year alone, we brought 150 university diversity officers, high-level student-facing faculty, and student leaders of all backgrounds to Israel. These trips help participants gain a more nuanced understanding of issues related to Israel, which is crucial to gaining support in combating BDS on campus. To learn more about how we're combating BDS, read here.
One example: Through our funding, the Bronfman Center Interfaith Entrepreneur Fellowship provides training in coalition building to Jewish student leaders from 15 New York area colleges. These fellows will engage with other student leaders to develop positive relationships and a foundation for support that can help ease tensions that may flare over BDS activities and anti-Zionism
With many thanks to our generous donors and network of nonprofits for making all this possible.
Related Nonprofits and Programs
In New York:
Westchester Jewish Council
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Jewish Agency for Israel
(Among many others)