Rise of Antisemitism in America and Europe

June 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Temple Emanu-El
2 Lake Street, San Francisco, CA

Rise of Anti-Semitism in America Vs Europe

Reuben Rinder Chapel

In recent years, both America and Europe have seen a drastic increase of antisemitic vandalism, acts of violence and political rhetoric. What was once hidden is now at the forefront of our communities. But are we talking about the same phenomenon? Is what we watch in cities like Paris or Berlin comparable to Pittsburg? And how alarmed should we be? How can we do more to counter it? Come and be a part of this exploration and conversation with two renowned experts for both continents.

Seth Brysk is the ADL Central Pacific Regional Director, based in San Francisco, serving Northern California, Utah, and Hawai’i. He is one of the Jewish community’s primary interlocutors with diplomats; local, state and federal officials; clergy; and ethnic leaders promoting civil rights, justice and fair treatment for all. Previously, he was the AJC Regional Director in Los Angeles, JCRC Israel Center Director in Boston, and San Francisco Hillel Executive Director.

Rabbi Andrew Baker is AJC Director of International Jewish Affairs. In 2009, he was appointed Personal Representative on Combating Anti-Semitism of the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and continues to serve in this position. He is an officer of the Jewish Claims Conference and has served on restitution and historical commissions in the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia. In recognition of his work in Europe he was decorated by the Presidents of Germany, Lithuania, Latvia and Romania. He is a past President of the Interfaith Conference of Washington, a former Commissioner of the District of Columbia Human Rights Commission, a past President of the Washington Board of Rabbis and a former chaplain at San Quentin Prison.


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