Anti-Semitism

What we face: In 2013, a Tel Aviv University study showed a 30 percent rise in the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Europe from 2011 to 2012. In a survey released by the European Union of nearly 5,000 Jews in eight countries, almost a quarter say they avoid attending Jewish events out of fear and nearly half of the respondents are worried about experiencing anti-Semitic attacks in the next year. In other countries, expressions of anti-Semitism by government officials, religious leaders and the media are of great concern.

What we do: Since AJC’s founding over a century ago, combating anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred have been intrinsic to AJC’s work. Anti-Semitism is at its most dangerous when it is seen as acceptable, a perception less likely to grow if key institutions in the government, the media, religious groups, and academia do not endorse it, and, optimally, if they oppose it. By helping or convincing these institutions to do what they should, AJC’s global efforts to combat anti-Semitism continue to make a difference.

In Dallas, AJC works to build and strengthen understanding through interfaith and interethnic relations. AJC is a pioneer in advancing interfaith understanding. Fundamental to our mission is the belief that the well-being of the Jewish community is linked to that of other faith groups in America and around the world.