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Northern Nevada Marches Forward – virtual forum on antisemitism
March 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On Tuesday, March 8th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Northern Nevada Marches Forward (NNMF), will host a virtual forum on rising antisemitism. This will be the first forum in a new Education & Action Series NNMF is hosting to bring light to important issues facing our community.
Antisemitism is on the rise
Antisemitism is gaining momentum not seen in decades. One in four American Jews say they have experienced antisemitism in the last year.
Over the past several years, we have seen an unprecedented spike in shootings, murders, hostage taking, vandalism and threats and violence at our nation’s synagogues and in Jewish neighborhoods and places of business. Here in Reno, one of our local synagogues has been vandalized and firebombed. There have been several instances of swastikas painted in residential and campus buildings at UNR and virulent antisemitic flyers appear all too often. At this forum, Nevada residents will discuss rising incidents of antisemitism and how it’s impacting our local community. Speakers will include: Molly Rose Lewis, Regional Representative for Nevada US Senator Jacky Rosen; Rabbi Benjamin Zober from Temple Sinai; Atty Garfinkel-Berry, Director, Hillel of Northern Nevada; emeritus UNR Professor Deborah Achtenberg; Jolie Brislin, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League – Nevada; and other local community members.
Come learn about this growing problem and what we all can do to create a safer and more inclusive community for all.