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Anti-Semitism After Charlottesville
September 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
In the first three months of this year, anti-Semitic incidents have increased 86%, and the number keeps growing. What happened in Charlottesville, while shocking in its violence and severity is simply an expression of a systematic hatred that has steadily been increasing for some time.
Please join us on September 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the JCC Auditorium to hear from Anita Gray, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, who will talk to the community about the rise of these hate groups, what their current modes of expression are, and what organizations like the ADL (and communities in general) can do to counter them.
Charlottesville should be a wakeup call for all of us. There were members of a Jewish congregation who had to be escorted out a back door on Shabbat with the Torah scrolls hidden for their protection because of the threatening sight of neo-Nazis, carrying the Swastika (and weapons) right across the street. This happened in 2017 in the United States.