The international grassroots civil-rights movement #EndJewHatred will lead a day of empowerment on April 29 with the intention of calling on people to answer the question: What are you doing to #EndJewHatred?
April 29 has been recognized as “#EndJewHatred Day” by elected representatives from both parties across the United States.
This year, people who support the fight against antisemitism, including celebrities, influencers, organizations and private citizens, are joining in unity with the Jewish community by sharing messages of support and empowerment online in a viral campaign using the hashtag #EndJewHatred. People are pledging to stand up against hate and to share what they are doing in the fight against bigotry and racism.
Across the country, people will be commemorating the day in different ways, some of them personal.
For example, the Babylonian Jewish Center’s Helping Hands Youth Partnership program will be taking 60 teens to the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau Country for a private, guided tour to understand the connection between the Holocaust and modern antisemitism. Members of the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education in Rockland County, N.Y., will be marking the day with a minute of silence in memory of all the Jews who have lost their lives in violent attacks since the last #EndJewHatred Day.
Rabbis and Christian ministers also plan to speak about the movement and need to unite against antisemitism at their respective services that weekend.
“The #EndJewHatred movement empowers and mobilizes communities across the country to push back against rising Jew-hatred,” said Brooke Goldstein, co-founder of #EndJewHatred. “As we come together on April 29 to celebrate #EndJewHatred Day, we set aside political differences and unite with singular purpose and knowledge that, just as we came together to fight racism and bigotry targeting other minority communities, we need to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community to end Jew-hatred in our lifetime.”
In the past year, the movement has been successful in galvanizing communities and their elected representatives from across the country in the fight against antisemitism. Just last week, they worked with Rep. Esther Panitch of Georgia to bring a resolution to the House floor recognizing April 29 as #EndJewHatred Day, adding to the legislative districts that are increasingly recognizing the significance of this day for the Jewish Community.