Addressing Antisemitism: Contemporary Challenges Symposium Explores the Escalation of Jew Hatred

New York, NY (January 11, 2024)

The Center for Jewish History is proud to present the symposium, Addressing Antisemitism: Contemporary Challenges, which seeks to confront the recent upsurge of Jew hatred around the world.

Timed to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the symposium will bring together renowned scholars to discuss the multifaceted challenge of defining antisemitism, explaining its alarming surge in Europe and the United States, understanding its dissemination through digital media, and determining how scholars and activists can best combat it in an era of intensifying global turmoil.

"In the wake of the Hamas attacks in Israel, addressing the surge of antisemitism becomes not just urgent but imperative. We cannot allow this hatred to fester; we must confront it head-on, working toward a world where hatred has no place,” said Dr. Gavriel Rosenfeld, president of the Center for Jewish History.

Event Details:
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2024
Time: 10:00am
Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Highlights Include:
Panel Discussions: Engage with thought-provoking discussions on defining antisemitism, its roots, and strategies for combatting it.
Prominent Speakers: Derek Penslar (Harvard University), Johnathan Sarna (Brandeis University), Jan Grabowski (University of Ottawa), Sacha Roytman (Combat Antisemitism Movement), Holly Huffnagle (American Jewish Committee), and many others will share their expertise and insights.
Book Signings: Speakers will be selling and signing books throughout the day.

Ticket Information:
In-person Tickets: $36 general; $28 members.
YouTube Access: Pay what you wish.
Click here for a list of speakers

Sponsors: The symposium is presented in partnership with Indiana University's Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and has received generous support from the Achelis & Bodman Foundation, the American Jewish Committee's Edward M. Chase Educational Fund, the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM), the David Berg Foundation, and Robert S. Rifkind. This event is the fourth installment in a larger series of public symposia sponsored by the Center for Jewish History’s Jewish Public History Forum.