CAM Coalition Partners Spotlight: From Policies and Reports to Summits and Forums

July 21, 2022

From working with the UN to publish a report on Holocaust denial to gathering in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discuss combating antisemitism, the CAM coalition has had a busy and impactful week. As Covid restrictions continue to loosen, more partners in the coalition have been hosting events and providing students with meaningful opportunities. 

Here is a sampling of how CAM partners made a difference this week:


JIMENA: On July 19th, JIMENA announced the launch of their Sephardic Leadership Institute. The purpose of the institute is to “elevate the profile, voices, leadership, and place of Sephardi community leaders, scholars, researchers, and activists in the mainstream Jewish communal ecosystem.” JIMENA aims to remedy the fact that Sephardic Jews remain marginal and under-represented in North American Jewish life.

Read more here.

Upcoming Event

CAMERA on Campus: Applications for the CAMERA Fellowship are currently open. Jewish college students can apply for CAMERA’s on Campus exclusive one-year program, which has multiple tracks and those who are selected receive a stipend.

Read more here.

Partner Achievements

JCC Association: On July 14th, Doron Krakow, President and CEO of JCC Association of North America attended the opening ceremony of the 21st Maccabiah. Krakow wrote an article covering his experience, as well as the history and importance of the Maccabiah. He stated that, “it is impossible to adequately impart the power of the parade of nations as delegation after delegation marched into the stadium to the roar of the crowd.”

Read more here.

World Jewish Congress (WJC): On July 13th, UNESCO and the UN Department for Global Communications, in partnership with the World Jewish Congress, published a first-of-its-kind report titled “History Under Attack: Holocaust Denial and Distortion on Social Media.” WJC President Ronald S. Lauder stated, “As Holocaust deniers become more sophisticated, so must those who are working to fight this evil.”

Read more here.

Recommended Readings and Viewings

Christians United for Israel (CUFI): From July 17-19th, CUFI held a summit in Washington DC where attendees learned “from the most compelling experts on Israel and the Middle East.” Speakers ranged from Pastor John Hagee, CUFI Founder, and Chairman, to Ambassador Michael Herzog, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States.

Watch speakers from the second night here.

Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR): On July 18th, FAIR published an article highlighting their Utah Chapter. The article covers the founding of the chapter and the work that FAIR Utah Chapter Leaders Alicia Alba and Jefferson Shupe have done. Including “hosting speakers who engaged in the 1960s Civil Rights movement and reaching out to local and state government officials to share FAIR’s resources, goals, philosophy, and initiatives.”

Read more here.

Hadassah: At Hadassah’s July 2022 National Meetings, the organization laid out two new policies. The first policy, “125 Years of the Zionist Movement & Israel at 75,” celebrates Israel’s 75th year of independence next year and reaffirms Hadassah’s commitment to the State of Israel. Hadassah’s other new policy, “A Vision for Women’s Health,” reaffirms and deepens Hadassah’s commitment to helping women in the United States live their healthiest possible lives.

Read more here.

Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel (IBSI): Featured in the Journal of Free Black Thought, CEO of IBSI Pastor Dunisami Washington speaks about the rich Black culture throughout American history and the important influence that the Black Church has had on American society as well as on the conversation about the State of Israel, based on his book Zionism and the Black Church.

Read more here.

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