350 people gather to combat anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism is surging. In fact, a recent global report claims one-quarter of the world's population now holds some form of anti-Semitic prejudice.
To further combat global anti-Semitism, leading authorities on the topic joined together to lead a seminar at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. More than 350 attendees learned about the key missions to identify and combat anti-Semitism.
"We are deeply committed to protecting the rights of all Jewish people in this nation and abroad," said David Phillips, President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. "Creating programming to bring these critical issues to the forefront and identify ways to combat anti-Semitic messages and attitudes is paramount. The next generation will rely on our messages to pave the way for acceptance of all people."
Notable speakers included Ambassador Ira Forman, U.S. Special Envoy on Anti-Semitism; Professor Charles Small, Stanford University Director of Global Anti-Semitism Study; Hava Holzauer, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Regional Florida Director; Brooke Wiener, Chair of Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC); Congressman Patrick Murphy of Florida’s 18th congressional district; Philippe Létrilliart, Consul General of France; and Jürgen Borsch, Consul General of Germany.
The event was sponsored by Federation’s JCRC and co-sponsored by the ADL, Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches, Jewish Federation’s Jewish Professionals Network, NextGen and Kol Isha programs. The program was presented in conjunction with the OneWorld Davis Family Tolerance Project and made possible in part by a generous donation from Lisa and Dr. David Lickstein.