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CAM Coalition Spotlight: Reflections, Beginnings, and Celebrations

September 8, 2022

With fall approaching and the academic year getting underway, September serves as a month of new beginnings and transitions, for students and professionals alike. It’s a time to both reflect upon the achievements of the past and look toward the future, and this is what the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) partner coalition is doing.

Here is a sampling of how the coalition has made a difference this week:

Spotlight

Lantos Foundation: In Budapest, Hungary, much of the Jewish community was murdered in the Holocaust, but first they had to remove their shoes on the banks of the Danube River. President Katrina Lantos Swett, daughter of the late Hungarian Holocaust survivor and U.S. Congressman Tom Lantos, traveled this week to Budapest for the revealing of a new exhibition called “A Sanctuary in the Storm,” honoring Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz’s heroic efforts in saving nearly 60,000 Hungarian from deportation to death camps.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Upcoming Events

JNF USA: The annual JNF College Summit has been announced to take place on November 4-6 in Boston, Massachusetts. Participate in the Summit and learn about JNF-USA’s visionary work for Eretz Yisrael, the people of Israel, and the extensive JNF network with other students, JNF staff, and partner professionals.

 

Sign up here.

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach: If you are in the area and looking for engaging events or programming to further connect with the local Jewish community, then check out the latest list of options for the upcoming academic year and stop by!

Learn more here.

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME): Opening the academic year, on Tuesday September 13 at 12 pm ET, the editor of the monthly BDS Monitor will begin a series on BDS support on campus, especially in student government, and the latest developments on the movement’s activities.

Learn more and register here.

Partner Achievements 

Jewish Broadcasting Service and Moment Magazine: In honor of Moment’s Editor-in-Chief Nadine Epstein’s latest book release “RBG’s Brave & Brilliant Women: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone,” JBS hosted Epstein for a feature interview, which will be uploaded soon, about her book! We hope that this compilation of incredible Jewish women inspires future generations of young Jewish women to follow in their footsteps.

Jewish News Syndicate: Hosted by Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) in a feature webinar, Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Tobin provided his insight into the growing gap between American Jews and Israelis, based on his extensive experience in journalism and covering public policy, diplomacy, foreign affairs, and the Jewish world.

 

Recommended Readings and Viewings

JCC Krakow: One of the most active members of the JCC community, Pani Zosia, who spoke during the joint Yom HaShoah program in partnership with Zikaron BaSalon, provides weekly Dvar Torah on Friday nights. Despite not being able to visit the JCC and deliver her Dvar Torah the past couple of weeks, you can still view her Dvar Torahs on YouTube. We wish Pani Zosia health and blessings!

Pani Zosia.

 

Watch here.

Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET): In an exclusive op-ed, Founder and President Sarah Stern shares her perspective on the virulent spread of Jew-hatred on all sides of the political spectrum and across ideologies. Stern, as well as many other leaders in the field, emphasizes the importance of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism in holding entities accountable for antisemitic incidents, especially in relation to anti-Zionism as one of the more common forms of antisemitism today.

Read Stern’s op-ed here.

Category:CAM Weekly