After weeks of organizing, hundreds of emails, hours and hours and hours of work, my semester finally feels complete. But not because my classes have ended or my finals are done. Because my bill has finally passed through the Undergraduate Senate. I knew I would be creating this bill early on, only a few days […]
I talk a lot about antisemitism on this blog. But I don’t talk a lot about my own beliefs. So let me begin by saying I am deeply and profoundly moved by the Jewish call to service unto others. I deeply believe in Deuteronomy 16:20, ‘Justice, justice you shall pursue’ and I am moved by […]
Interview by GW Hatchet: “Jewish prayer draws more than 100 attendees after ‘difficult week’ for community”
The past few weeks have been incredibly painful for the Jewish community, with the recent spate of antisemitism happening at George Washington University. In summary, a few years back an undergraduate senator made virulently antisemitic comments regarding the Jewish Student Association and GW Hillel. Then, this senator (after being allowed to remain in his position) […]
A few weeks ago, I was approached by a reporter for Refinery29, Natalie Gontcharova, about a second antisemitic postering incident that took place on my campus. I am very excited as she featured my website and the curriculum I’ve created around antisemitism on college campuses. Read the full story here.
Background: Antisemitism is a growing phenomenon across the United States and Europe and college campuses are particularly vulnerable. But, strangely, there aren’t a lot of resources to teach this complex form of oppression at an age-appropriate level for college students. This is an attempt to bridge that gap. Goals: To understand the history of antisemitism and […]
Last night, I had an amazing opportunity to hold a conversation on my campus about the prevalence of antisemitism on my campus. I am BLOWN AWAY by how incredible this dialogue turned out. Nearly 40 people from dozens of campus organizations and offices came. This included staff, students, and faculty, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The folks […]
Interview with The Eagle: University holds anti-Semitism seminars following appearance of anti-Semitic posters
This past week has been a whirlwind of emails, meetings, outreach, educating, conversing, and listening. But I am so proud to be making this important change on our campus, and I hope the work that I’m doing has a lasting impact on how AU talks about anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish oppression. Read more about my efforts […]
Earlier this week, my campus experienced another incident of bigoted postering by an outsider. The response by the campus? For the most part, resounding silence. Why are the Jewish students not receiving support and solidarity from other groups on campus claiming to care about intersectionality? Read what I have to say here.