The recent surge in antisemitic crimes and incidents nationwide, particularly in California and Los Angeles, poses a serious threat to our schools and surrounding communities. The Anti-Defamation League reports that California consistently ranks highest among U.S. states for reported antisemitic incidents. In 2021 alone, Los Angeles experienced a 29% increase in hate crimes targeting Jews and Israeli-Americans, and other Jewish immigrant communities. This alarming trend underscores the urgent need for action.
To address this pressing issue, we are announcing the first-ever “Combating Antisemitism Summit for L.A. Schools.” This groundbreaking event brings together educational leaders, organizations, and community members to discuss the phenomenon of Jew-hatred and strategies for ensuring a safe and inclusive environment in our schools and society for Jewish students, staff, and family members.
Topic: Confronting the growing threat of antisemitism in our schools and communities
Date and Time: May 15, 2023, at 7 pm PDT
This vital summit will bring together educational leaders, organizations, and community members to discuss strategies for combating antisemitism and ensuring a safe and inclusive environment. Key speakers and participants include LAUSD Board Members Melvoin, Schmereleson, and Gonez, Rabbi Cooper from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Cecily Myart Cruz from UTLA, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Anti-Defamation League, and more.
By attending the Combating Antisemitism Summit for L.A. Schools, participants will:
Gain valuable insights into the nature and impact of anti-Jewish crimes and incidents on our schools and communities in California and Los Angeles
Understand the root causes and manifestations of antisemitism
Engage in meaningful discussions with experts and leaders in the field
Learn about best practices for addressing and preventing anti-Jewish harm
Connect with like-minded individuals dedicated to network with the end goal of creating a safe and inclusive society
We encourage you to register now at bit.ly/LAUSDSummit and join us in this vital mission to combat antisemitism.
Sponsorship Opportunities: A limited number of co-sponsors for the Combating Antisemitism Summit for L.A. Schools are still available. By becoming a sponsor, your organization will gain visibility, demonstrate its commitment to combating crimes and incidents targeting Jews, and play a crucial role in making this important event a success.
Sponsorship benefits include:
Logo placement and recognition in event promotional materials
Acknowledgment during the event
Opportunities to share resources or materials with attendees
If your organization is interested in co-sponsoring the event or learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at events@IsraelUSA.org.
Please help spread the word by sharing this announcement with your network.
Together, we can create a united front against Jew hatred, and foster a safer, more inclusive environment for all.
FAQ for the Combating Antisemitism Summit for L.A. Schools
I don’t have children enrolled in LAUSD. Why should I attend the Combating Antisemitism Summit for L.A. Schools?
As the second-largest school district in the United States, LAUSD serves over 6 million students annually. This means that a significant percentage of future Californians, including business owners, employees, community leaders, and elected officials will come from this school district. By attending the summit, you’ll help create a more inclusive and understanding environment in LAUSD, which ultimately benefits the Greater Los Angeles community and beyond. The fight against antisemitism is essential to fostering a more harmonious society for all.
What can I do to support the fight against antisemitism if I don’t have children enrolled in LAUSD?
Even if you don’t have children enrolled in LAUSD, there are several ways you can support the fight against antisemitism. Attending the Combating Antisemitism Summit for L.A. Schools is a great first step. By participating in the summit, you can learn about the issue, engage in meaningful discussions, and connect with like-minded individuals. Additionally, you can raise awareness about antisemitism in your community, support organizations that combat hate, and promote tolerance and understanding in your daily interactions.
How will the Combating Antisemitism Summit for L.A. Schools benefit the broader Los Angeles community?
The summit aims to create a safer and more inclusive environment for all students, staff, and families in LAUSD by addressing the growing issue of antisemitism. By fostering understanding and inclusion in our schools, we contribute to a more cohesive and harmonious society in Los Angeles. The summit’s impact on LAUSD will have a positive ripple effect on the broader community, as the students and staff educated on this issue will become advocates for tolerance and understanding beyond the school environment.