Seawright Hosts Virtual Town Hall Tuesday: Combating Anti-Semitism

The distinguished panel included JCRC-NY President Cheryl Fishbein, Executive Director of the NY Board of Rabbi's, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Jewish insider's Managing Editor and former Campus Director for the Simon Wiesenthal Center Melissa Weiss, and David Pollock and Mitchell D. Silber from the Community Security Initiative of the JCRC-NY. The panel provided a current overview of where the most significant concerns of the regional Jewish community lie and how their organizations collectively are working to protect against the most vehement anti- Semitic forces in our midst.

The panel all made sure to discuss in detail the needs of the Jewish community to build and extend the bridges and relationships between local Jewish communities and neighboring communities not only in times of emergencies but on a constant and consistent basis.

Involved in organizing this important event was Wiesenthal Government Advocacy Intern Tzivia Appleman, a junior at NYU, who was placed in the office of Assembly Member Seawright for the summer.

Watch the full town hall here: