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Upcoming panel to discuss ‘millennials fighting back against anti-Semitism’

“Each panel member will be making specific calls to action and providing the attendees with ways to getting involved immediately to join the fight against anti-Semitism in America,” said Bryan Leib, program manager of the Israeli-American Council of New York.

Thousands joined rallies in Paris and across France on Feb. 19, 2019, to oppose a rising wave of anti-Semitism in the country. Credit: Screenshot.
Thousands joined rallies in Paris and across France on Feb. 19, 2019, to oppose a rising wave of anti-Semitism in the country. Credit: Screenshot.

Jewish and pro-Israel organizations will host a millennial panel next month in New York about combating anti-Semitism.

The Aug. 7 event on Manhattan’s Upper East Side,“The Time Is Now: Millennials Fighting Back Against Anti-Semitism,” will be led by Jewish National Fund CEO Russell Robinson.

The panel will feature Melissa Weiss, national campus outreach director at the Simon Wiesenthal Center; Daniel Cohen, campaign manager of the digital advocacy unit at the World Jewish Congress; Avi Posnick, Northeast and New England director of Stand With Us; and Bryan Leib, program manager, Israeli-American Council of New York and a former congressional candidate.

“We are looking to build awareness for the panel discussion,” Leib told JNS. “Each panel member will be making specific calls to action and providing the attendees with ways to getting involved immediately to join the fight against anti-Semitism in America.”

Anti-Semitism has become a problem for millennials and others from Europe to the United States, from college campuses to the U.S. Congress.

Jews are the leading target of hate crimes among religious groups annually, according to the FBI.

“The time is now for millennials to take a leadership position on the war against anti-Semitism,” stated Leib.

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