More than 200 attend ‘Together Against Antisemitism’ program aimed at business and nonprofit professionals

Watch the full video from our August 25 event at the Levite Jewish Community Center:

The event featured Dov Wilker, southeast regional director of the American Jewish Committee, in conversation with local WVTM 13 News Anchor Sheri Falk.

Stopping antisemitism starts with understanding it.  

‘Together Against Antisemitism’ featured a conversation between WVTM News Anchor Sheri Falk and Dov Wilker from the American Jewish Committee.

Acts of antisemitism in the U.S. increased 36 percent last year — the highest recorded level since 1979. This is just part of an alarming upward trend in the number of hate crimes against minorities in our country, and these numbers are rising daily.   

On August 25, Birmingham Jewish community organizations came together for “Together Against Antisemitism,” an educational development opportunity aimed at business and nonprofit professionals. Understanding antisemitism is the first step in engaging in the fight against what is considered “the world’s oldest hatred.”

“This program is a powerful opportunity not only to recognize and confront antisemitism, but also to lend support to our neighbors in their fight against intolerance,” says Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. “Birmingham’s legacy is built on tolerance, acceptance and justice for all people, and it’s up to all of us to continue to uphold the values that define us.”

Program attendees gained insight into the complexities of antisemitism, learned strategies to address it, and acquired resources vital to confronting all forms of hate and discrimination.

This program was hosted by the Levite Jewish Community Center thanks to funding by the Birmingham Jewish Federation, plus support from the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Alabama Holocaust Education Center.