ANTISEMITISM: A TWO-NIGHT VIRTUAL SUMMIT THE DANGEROUS REALITY WE MUST CONFRONT

Following the terrorist attack on Israel on October 7, anti-Israel and antisemitic demonstrations, vandalism and acts of violence have increased nearly 400 percent since the same time period in 2022, averaging 34 events every day in the US.

[It’s] a crisis, a five-alarm fire,” warned Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Where did the fire start and what’s feeding it?

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Cultural Center invites you to a two-night virtual summit to examine the questions of modern antisemitism and the American Jewish experience, including what makes the current wave unique and where we must go from here.

ANTISEMITISM: A TWO-NIGHT VIRTUAL SUMMIT THE DANGEROUS REALITY WE MUST CONFRONT

Night 1

Tuesday, February 27

7:00 PM

 

THREE MILLENNIA OF ANTISEMITISM: Rabbi David Wolpe, Visiting Scholar at Harvard Divinity School and the Max Webb Emeritus Rabbi of Sinai Temple

THE HISTORY OF ANTISEMITISM IN THE US: Dr. Pierre Birnbaum, Emeritus Professor, University of Paris

THE ANTISEMITISM OF TODAY’S LEFT: Batya Ungar-Sargon, Opinion Editor, Newsweek

THE ANTISEMITISM OF TODAY’S RIGHT: Dr. Heidi Beirich, Chief Strategy Officer & Cofounder, Global Project Against Hate and Extremism

ANTISEMITISM AT THE UNITED NATIONS: Michal Cotler-Wunsh, Israel’s Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and former member of the Knesset

Night 2

Wednesday, February 28

7:00PM

 

THE LINE BETWEEN ANTI-ZIONISM AND ANTISEMITISM: THE CHALLENGES TO AMERICAN JEWRY: Dr. Sharon Nazarian, Former Senior Vice President for International Affairs, Anti-Defamation League

HOW WORRIED SHOULD WE BE?: Jonathan Greenblatt, National Director, Anti-Defamation League

FIGHTING ANTISEMITISM, THEN AND NOW: Abe Foxman, Former National Director, Anti-Defamation League

CAN WE LEGISLATE ANTISEMITISM OUT OF EXISTENCE?: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law

COUNTERING ANTISEMITISM, THE NEXT STEPS: Dr. Dara Horn (award-winning novelist, essayist and professor of literature) in conversation with Rabbi David Wolpe