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Our congregation has created this Fighting Antisemitism page in order to serve our community  as a resource to discuss what we are doing to tackle this problem. We are addressing this issue in the following three ways:

  1. Raising Awareness
  2. Education
  3. Taking Action

What B’nai Israel is Saying (Raising Awareness)

What B’nai Israel is Doing (EducatION) 

What You Can Do (TAKING ACTION) 

  • Sign the JCRC Petition: Support MCPS' Efforts to Combat Antisemitism


    Over the past few years, children and families in Montgomery County have experienced an unprecedented surge of antisemitic incidents — and today MCPS is facing growing public pressure to reinstate MCPS educators who have been placed on administrative leave for sharing antisemitic images and messages.

    Please join the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington by signing a petition to thank MCPS for its swift intervention to temporarily remove these teachers from classrooms; support MCPS' ongoing efforts to thoroughly investigate each situation prior to making any decisions on reinstatement; and urge all MCPS educators to ensure students of all backgrounds and faiths are treated with dignity, fairness, tolerance, and respect. 

    Click here to learn more and sign the petition.

  • Monitor and respond to antisemitic events:
     
    • Have you experienced bias, hate, or a discriminatory incident? Please report it to the ADL. You can do so by clicking here
    • Reports of bias, hate and discriminatory incidents at Montgomery Country Public Schools can be submitted to the JCRC.
  • Connect with our clergy if any students, both local or away at college, need support or would like a B'nai Israel representative to attend at JSU or club meeting. Please be in touch with us. 
  • Speak up against antisemitism:
     
  • Attend events: COMING SOON

Resources

White House Report–The U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism 
We are not in this on our own. In May 2023, the White House released a National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism. 
Click here to read the official report. 

Additional Reading

  • Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of ADL:  It Could Happen Here: Why America is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable and How We Can Stop It
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  • Deborah Lipstadt, United States Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism: Antisemitism: Here and Now
    Purchase the Book

Teens

  • Samantha A. Vinokor-Meinrath: #antisemitism Coming of Age during the Resurgence of Hate
    Purchase the Book

Children

If you have suggested resources and events for this page, please email them to info@bnaiisraelcong.org

 

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