‘The Plague of Anti-Semitism’ A Zoom Series
The National Council of Jewish Women, GNO Section hosted four educational Anti-Semitism webinars featuring expert presenters from across the country.
If you would like to view the recordings of the webinars, please contact our office at 504-861-7788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first program in the series, A Global Historical Examination of both Traditional and more current forms of anti-Semitism, took place Sunday, June 28, and featured Dr. Gil Troy, a Professor of History at McGill University. Thank you to Dr. Troy and to our moderator, Aaron Ahlquist, Director ADL South-Central Region for an insightful discussion.
The second program, An Exploration of Blood Libels, Conspiracy Theories, and Plagues, with emphasis on the coronavirus CD-19 and how it is impacting our lives today, featuring Ricki Hollander a senior analyst at the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA), headquartered in Boston was held Sunday, July 26. Thank you to MS. Hollander and to our moderator, Robin M Giarrusso, Judge Orleans Parish Civil District Court and NCJW GNO Vice-President for a timely presentation.
The third program, Historical Experience with Hate Crimes, featured Steven Pomerantz, former Assistant Director of the FBI. This presentation included a breakdown of the current FBI demographics of hate crimes motivated by anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence from the extreme right and extreme leftist elements of American society. Mr. Pomerantz represented the FBI and the law enforcement community on numerous occasions in a variety of settings both domestically and internationally. He is an expert in the area of terrorism as well as criminal justice information. Aaron Ahlquist, Director ADL South-Central Region was our moderator.
This program covered the History of Israel including the First Zionist Congress, Balfour Declaration, the Collapse of Ottoman Empire and the British Mandate, combined with a brief overview of modern Israel and the state of civil liberties as well as a look at the Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) campaign. Aaron Ahlquist, Director ADL South- Central Region was our moderator.