From her view in the trenches, Tammi Rossman-Benjamin will discuss the serious and growing problem of antisemitism at the University of California and on campuses throughout the state and across the country. She will also share efforts that she and her non-profit organization, AMCHA Initiative, have made to combat campus antisemitism and ways that you can get involved.
This shiur is a must for college-bound students and their parents. All interested adults are welcome.
Tammi Rossman-Benjamin is cofounder and director of AMCHA Initiative, a non-profit organization that investigates, documents and combats anti-Semitism at institutions of higher education in America, and was a faculty member in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of California from 1996 – 2016. She writes, researches, advocates and lectures widely on campus anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, and academic freedom, and has been widely published. In 2016, Rossman-Benjamin led a coalition of 50 Jewish and education advocacy groups that successfully lobbied the University of California to adopt a landmark intolerance policy condemning “antisemitism and antisemitic forms of anti-Zionism.” She is currently working with administrators at other universities to adopt similar measures to protect Jewish students.