Get Educated with JCRC
Welcome to our inaugural newsletter. There are many ways to combat antisemitism and being educated on the happenings around us is a good start. Hopefully, this newsletter will share valuable information to keep you informed on the numerous efforts to fight antisemitism locally and nationally. The JCRC is here to educate, advocate, and serve as a resource for the Jewish community. Together, we can build the bridges necessary to beat back hate, bigotry, and the false narrative. For more information on how you can become involved, please reach out to Associate Director, Sabrina Spector at sspector@jfedsnj.org.  
Antisemitism in the News
Online Hate and Harassment is Growing
Anti Defamation League (ADL) recently released its third annual report which states that “an alarmingly large majority on online gamers continue to encounter a firehose of hate and harassment.” During the Gaza Israel conflict in May, online hate rose to an astonishing 438%. In response to this barrage, the JCRC launched their Social Media Ambassador program which encourages people to help fight hate online.
Ambassadors receive training and tips on how to respond when negative comments appear across a variety of platforms. While it is overwhelming and discouraging to respond to haters, it is important for Jewish advocates to continue to present the facts so we can control the narrative and message. Sign up to be a JCRC Social Media Ambassador HERE.

Learn more about how to combat online hate from the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Recently, the JCRC hosted Director of Research Rick Eaton to discuss the outbreak of digital hate. Watch this informative and shocking presentation HERE.

To see ADL’s full report, click here.
The State of Antisemitism in America in 2021
AJC released The State of Antisemitism in America 2021, which includes the largest-ever surveys of American Jews and the U.S. general public on antisemitism in America.

The report shows deep anxiety among American Jews and divergent views among the general public about the severity of antisemitism in the United States.
Parallel surveys of American Jews and the U.S. general public provide a unique opportunity to understand the impact of rising Jew-hatred in America.

A copy of the survey can be found HERE.

Join us on Wednesday, December 8 at 7 pm to hear Regional Director, Marcia Bornstein explain the results. Register HERE.
Combatting Antisemitism on Campus
Majority of Jewish College Students Feel Unsafe on Campus
"A majority of American Jewish college students feel unsafe on campus, and another 50 percent feel the need to hide their Jewish identity, according to the results of a newly released poll."

The JCRC provides resources for teens and students to learn how to advocate for Israel, defend its right to exist and to combat antisemitism.
If a student should be a victim, we are here to help navigate the process and ensure your voice is heard. Click HERE for more resources.

Click HERE to read more of the report.
Raab/Goodwin Museum Moment
Remembering the Holocaust, Combatting Hate Online Focus of Raab/Goodwin Events
“People are forgetting very quickly,” said Holocaust survivor Fred Kurz at the recent ninth annual March of Remembrance. The event, sponsored by the JCRC’s Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center (Raab/Goodwin Center), brought several hundred people to Weinberg Commons on Springdale Road to remember the victims of the Holocaust, recall its lessons, help end genocide and racism, and raise money for the Raab/Goodwin Center’s efforts to combat bigotry, prejudice, and hatred.

Antisemitism Resources
Upcoming Events
Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 pm
This StandWithUs Kenneth Leventhal High School Internship Program with Charlotte Korchak is a practical presentation that discusses core concepts and misconceptions regarding Israel, Zionism, and the Jewish people, and provides the audience with the tools needed to explain these topics to those less informed. This program is for TEENS.

Monday, November 15 at 7 pm
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey (JCRC) Israel Advocacy Initiative (IAI) invites the community to participate in the 4th annual virtual Israel Educational Forum live from Jerusalem on Monday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event is Daniel Gordis, one of the most respected Israel analysts in the world. 

Thursday, November 18 at 7 pm
Join JCRC for the second program in an antisemitism speaker series from the ADL and Federations and JCRCs across the country. Learn how conservatives can effectively challenge anti-Jewish hate on the political right from William Kristol, one of the defining conservative thinkers and writers of his generation. 


Wednesday, December 8 at 7:30 pm
The American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) annual State of Antisemitism in America report, released on October 25, 2021, includes the largest-ever surveys of American Jews and the U.S. general public on antisemitism in America. Hear Regional Director, AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey Marcia Bronstein break down the survey results for us.

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