Beth El Shines Spotlight on Antisemitism

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, Beth El Congregation hosted a discussion about antisemitism. Rabbi Steven Schwartz and Rabbi Dana Saroken were joined by Mr. Howard Libit, Executive Director of the Baltimore Jewish Council. 

Recently, there has been a concerning increase in the number of antisemitic incidents reported on college campuses nationwide. This alarming trend is coupled with several controversial comments made by celebrities, including Kanye West. 

Approximately 200 people attended, both in person and virtually, to discuss this troubling trend. We heard from individuals who had questions about how to address this painful hate. Others, expressed concerns that their children have been asking them questions about antisemitism. 

“The Jewish people have a long history of being resilient amidst adversity,” said Rabbi Steven Schwartz. “Much of our strength comes from lessons learned over time. I am confident that the Jewish community, both locally and globally, will continue to connect and support each other.”

The entire discussion can be found on our Facebook page or by following this link: https://fb.watch/gw3SgnPLXc/ 

Please feel free to share this link with your family and friends. 

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