Antisemitism is the world's oldest hatred. In recent years, we have witnessed violent attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions, and anti-Jewish sentiments expressed by the leaders of far right- and left-wing political parties. JCRB|AJC counters antisemitism in all its guises by calling on our government to act and by organizing coalitions with other faith and ethnic groups to forge a united front against hate.
If you have experienced an incident of antisemitism, or know of someone who has, please take a moment to complete an Incident Report.
Legislative Advocacy and Coalition Building:
JCRB|AJC advocates for legislation that empowers our government stand up against antisemitism and hate, promotes Holocaust education, and protects faith and minority communities.
- Several of our Members of Congress have joined the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, which now exists in the House and the Senate. You can encourage your Members of Congress to join here.
- Together with our Muslim Jewish Advisory Council, which JCRB|AJC co-convenes with the Crescent Peace Society, we advocate to improve hate crime reporting, to address the rise in hate crimes affecting both our communities. You can take action with us by clicking here.
Educating the Community:
To stop antisemitism, we first have to understand it. By calling it out online and in the real world, we can recognize antisemitic words, phrases, ideas, and caricatures for what they really are—hatred, bigotry, discrimination. Together, we can identify and expose the hate that’s hiding between the lines and translate it into something positive.
- AJC's Translate Hate Glossary offers a visual glossary of antisemitic tropes and stereotypes, designed to help educate the public about this pervasive hatred.
- Our work is informed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s Working Definition of Antisemitism, used by the U.S. State Department.
- Find more resources on Antisemitism and Israel here.
- View our past programs on antisemitism:
- "The Contemporary Meaning of Auschwitz," featuring AJC CEO David Harris (January 2022)
- "Thank You For Meeting Me Here," original play on antisemitism in schools written by Victor Wishna (November 2021)
- "76 Years After Auschwitz: Antisemitism in America," featuring AJC's U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism (October 2021)
- "Prepare to Respond: Antisemitism in schools and on social media" with JCRB|AJC's Assistant Director of Education and Programs (August 2021)
- "Understanding Antisemitism in this Current Moment (May 2021)" with JCRB|AJC's Executive Director and Assistant Director of Education and Programs (June 2021)
- "Stopping Antisemitism Starts with Understanding it: Utilizing the IHRA definition" with AJC's Director of International Jewish Affairs (May 2021)
- "Close to Home: White nationalism and far-right groups in our region" with Leonard Zeskind