The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) hosted a global Rosh Hashanah celebration on Tuesday, bringing together members of CAM’s interfaith coalition from across the globe to festively mark the start of the Jewish new year.
“There is no better time than Rosh Hashanah to reflect on the past and look toward the future,” said CAM CEO Sacha Roytman Dratwa. “At CAM, we’re very proud of what we accomplished in the past year, and we’re also very excited about what we’re going to achieve in the year ahead.”
“Nothing of what we do would be possible without our more than 700 partner organizations worldwide, representing peoples of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and nationalities,” he added. “The fact that we have people tuning into today from all inhabited continents shows the global reach we have built collaboratively over the past four years. Fighting antisemitism and building a better future for all humanity is a collective effort, and we are so appreciative of the important role each and every one of you play in this common mission.”
CAM Advisory Board Chair Natan Sharansky said, “When I think about this year, I also think about the very important bridges which you, the Combat Antisemitsm Movement family, are building based on our mutual goals against hatred, against prejudice, and against antisemitism.”
Tuesday’s celebration included holiday blessings from: Rabbi David Wolpe, emeritus rabbi at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles; Reverend Protopesbyter Nicolas Kazarian, director of the Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, Interfaith Relations Department of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in New York City; and Sheikh Ghassan Manasra, international director of the Abrahamic Reunion, who spoke from Nazareth, Israel.
There was also a wine tasting led by Shira Granot of Wine Fairy Experience and Israel Wine Collection and musical performances by Yoni Tokayer of the Yonina band.
CAM wishes all our partners and allies in the fight against antisemitism and all forms of religious bigotry a healthy, joyous, and prosperous 5784!
Watch a full recording of Tuesday’s celebration here: