The Westchester Jewish Council is pleased to share a message from Governor Cuomo’s office and information about a virtual nation-wide rally this coming Thursday.

We thank the Governor for his support and increased police presence to help keep our communities in Westchester County and beyond safe from anti-Semitism.. Link to Governor Cuomo’s message,  https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-directs-new-york-state-police-increase-presence-jewish-neighborhoods-wake

“There has been a surge in antisemitism in the United States and around the world. This hate is unacceptable, and inaction is inexcusable.

Show your solidarity and speak out against antisemitism in a nation-wide program organized by many of our member organizations (AJC) American Jewish Committee; ADL (Anti-Defamation League); Hadassah, WZOA Inc.; Jewish Federations of North America; and Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America this Thursday, May 27th for a Day of Action Against Antisemitism at 4:00 PM

During the Day of Action Against Antisemitism, we will provide the tools to amplify your voice with thousands more to demand action and gather virtually for a rally at 4pm ET to hear from prominent government officials as well as leaders from the Jewish community and civil rights organizations, among others.

Sign up for Thursday’s virtual event by using the link below:

https://adl.zoom.us/webinar/register/7516218869183/WN_8lDKOKe1TUuLPPq3KZaBeQNow is the time to speak out. I’ll be at the virtual ral.

 


 

 

 

Anti-Semitism In America

Discussion led by Myra Clark -Siegel

AJC Westchester/Fairfield AJC Regional Director

 February 9th at 8 PM

 

One year ago, on the anniversary of the attack on the congregations in Pittsburgh, AJC released the results of a landmark survey of American Jewish opinion on antisemitism in America. The poll represented the largest and most comprehensive examination ever of American Jews’ experiences and perceptions of antisemitism and made it clear that American Jews view antisemitism as an increasingly significant problem in America.

Recently, AJC released a follow-up survey entitled “Antisemitism in America 2020”. AJC   replicated last year’s survey, but this year both Jews and non-Jews were interviewed on their views to broaden understanding of perceptions of antisemitism in our country. In addition, questions were added to explore views on antisemitism vs anti-Zionism.
The survey findings reveal a deep anxiety among American Jews and a disturbing lack of awareness among the general public of the severity of antisemitism in the U.S. (Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArf-isqz4sHNKtebUWuT4JL0vfXWX-lmsx)

For over three decades, Myra Clark-Siegel has worked to promote the security and well-being of Jewish communities in the United States and Israel. She has extensive international experience in communications, public policy, and humanitarian programs through her work in the U.S., Israel, and Africa. She joined AJC Westchester/Fairfield as Regional Director after serving for over 10 years in