Kansas City Fights Rising Antisemitism

Exceptionally angry college protests across the nation and rising levels of hateration online signal a troubling trend confronting a faith community that has a deep connection to the Kansas City metro.

Here's a glimpse at push back from local leaders and hope that "inter-faith" alliances will help curb the troubling trend . . .

What lots of people ignore, however, is that the growth of these anti-Jewish acts and words affects Jews everywhere, including our Jewish friends and neighbors right here in Kansas City, So earlier this month the JCRB/AJC (Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee) held a symposium called "Driving Out Darkness in the Heartland: 2024 Regional Summit on Combating Antisemitism."

“Over the course of this year,"  Gavriela Geller, executive director of JCRB/AJC said, "JCRB will work to craft and implement our region’s first-ever plan to combat antisemitism. This plan will inform our proactive action, legislation and the partnerships necessary to tackle this evil. We are the heart of America, and what we’re creating will act as a model for the rest of the country.”

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

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