Gen Z Jews Roundtable Highlights What Young People Can Do to Fight Rising Contemporary Antisemitism

The "#HearOurVoices" virtual roundtable discussion.

May 17, 2022

Last Thursday, the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) and Gen Z Jews: Fighting Antisemitism hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on rising contemporary Jew-hatred and what young people can do to fight it.

The “#HearOurVoices” event — moderated by Gen Z Jews: Fighting Antisemitism Founder and Executive Director Zachary Singerman — featured remarks by three Jewish high school and college students — Arielle Edberg, Carrie Tananbaum, and Nati Pressmann — in which they shared their experiences facing antisemitic bigotry, as well as a message from U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch.

Watch the full event here:

In a Times of Israel op-ed published ahead of the event, Singerman wrote, “If we are silent, our elected leaders will ignore antisemitism. We must be heard to ensure that they know this is a problem. They must act and not allow antisemitism to be on the backburner.”

“L’dor v’dor,” he added. “Judaism flows from one generation to the next. Gen Z, listen up and join me in the responsibility of standing up for the Jewish people.”