Understanding Antisemitism Today

ADL 2021 Survey on Jewish Americans' Experiences with Antisemitism

The American Jewish community continues to face significant fear and anxiety from the threat of antisemitic or other hateful attacks and harassment. Following up on our 2020 survey results, we asked Jewish Americans to tell us about their experiences online and off with antisemitism. Their responses indicate that antisemitism still is very much a part of Jewish Americans’ lives.

  • 2021 Survey on Jewish Americans' Experiences with Antisemitism | Anti-Defamation League
  • AJC 2020 Report on Antisemitism in America
  • The State of Antisemitism in America 2020
  • The Shalom Hartman Institute is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Their mission is to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity, and pluralism; to enhance the Jewish and democratic character of Israel, and to ensure that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century. 
  • No. 25: The Return of American Jewish Vulnerability
    Of all the concerns about the Jewish future, many of us took at least one aspect of Jewish life for granted: the safety and well-being of American Jewry. But now antisemitism is back at the center of the American Jewish agenda. The recent conflict in Gaza has been the pretext for physical assaults against Jews in New York, Los Angeles, and elsewhere around the country. Synagogues have been vandalized. Some American Jews are afraid to display Jewish symbols publicly. In this episode, Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and Elana Stein Hain discuss a responsible Jewish approach toward contending with vulnerability and power.  

  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide and promote human dignity.
  • Antisemitism Today — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Violent antisemitism and hatred did not end with the Holocaust and are on the rise. Using examples from Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, this seven-minute film explains how antisemitic violence and Holocaust denial are a threat to liberal society today.

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