In response to rising Jew-hatred, Memphis Jewish Federation has provided these resources to empower you with knowledge, take meaningful action against hate, and shine your light on antisemitism. 

Memphis Jewish Students Standing Up Against Antisemitism

We are proud of high school student Lea Thomas who penned this article for the St. Mary’s student newspaper, the Tatler.

 

A senior at St. Mary’s, Lea is the daughter of Sarah and Naftali Thomas.

 

"It is no secret that antisemitism is on the rise. According to a report by the Anti-Defamation League, in 2021, there were an average of seven antisemitic incidents per day, 34% higher than in the previous year. Seventy-seven years after the Holocaust, we are still seeing antisemitism increase at a dangerous rate.

 

"These statistics may seem like just numbers, but 2,717 reported incidents and an increase of 167% in assaults in one year is not normal. We are four years after the deadliest assault on Jewish people in the United States, the Tree of Life shooting. But for some reason, 11 people being murdered was not enough for the world to put a stop to antisemitism."

Watch our Shine A Light on Antisemitism Videos documenting the experiences of Memphians.

Dr. Gordon Gruen

Memphis Jewish Federation Shines A Light on Antisemitism

Dorothy Goldwin

Memphis Jewish Federation Shines A Light on Antisemitism

Rayna Exelbierd

Memphis Jewish Federation Shines A Light on Antisemitism

TM Garret

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Isaac Cowens

Memphis Jewish Federation Shines A Light on Antisemitism

Emma Mansberg

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Torah Desecration

Memphis Jewish Federation Shines A Light on Antisemitism

UT Knoxville

Memphis Jewish Federation Shines A Light on Antisemitism