We are deeply worried by the growing levels of anti-Semitic incidents and rhetoric reported in recent weeks around the world. We cannot and will not stand idly by while our Jewish community is made to fear expressions of identity and targeted for persecution and hatred. We strongly condemn anti-Semitism and actively seek to end discrimination of any kind.
As teen leaders, we are unequivocally expressing that our BBYO community will always be a safe space for Jewish teens to grow and explore their identities. We are dedicated to combatting all forms of hate and contributing to a vibrant future for all, free from fear of prejudice or violence.
If you are looking for a space to share your experience with anti-Semitism, we encourage you to visit the ADL’s incident reporting form. If you are seeking a place to process and discuss your experience with anti-Semitism, or need resources to create safe and healthy spaces for discussions, we invite you to check out the Safety, Wellness & Inclusion section of BBYO’s website.
Ben Cohen, 96th Grand Aleph Godol
Maya Zucker, 76th Anita M. Perlman International N'siah
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