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Fifth Shabbat Learning @ The J

Karen Aroesty, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, will discuss
“Anti-Semitism: A New Story or Just the Same Old Repackaged?” Free and open to the public. Join us in the Arts and Education Building of The J’s Staenberg Family Complex.

 In its annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, the ADL found that the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. rose 57 percent in 2017, the largest single-year increase on record and the second highest number reported since ADL started tracking such data in 1979. This follows a 34 percent increase from 2015 to 2016. Karen will offer insights and historical perspective on the increase in recent anti-Semitic incidents, including the tragic attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and lead a discussion on their impact on Jewish life today.

Karen Aroesty has directed the Heartland Region of the ADL covering Missouri, Eastern Kansas and Southern Illinois since 2000. In addition, she staffs the work of the U.S. Attorney’s Hate Crimes Task Force, a bi-state collaboration of representatives of federal and state law enforcement, education, advocacy and social justice. She also educates law enforcement on hate crime and extremism. Karen received her B.A. degree from Barnard College and her J.D. from the Washington University School of Law.

For more details, contact Carol,

Earlier Event: December 22
Shabbat Service @ The J