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No Hate, No Fear.

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Anti Semitism Forum January 30, 2020

Take Action

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  1. Take the Stand Up For The Other Pledge

  2. Invite others in your organization to take the Stand Up For The Other Pledge

  3. Help us keep track of how many pledges are taken by registering those who pledge in your organization 

  4. Encourage others to introduce the Stand Up For The Other Pledge to their organizations

The Pledge

While interacting with members of my own faith, or ethnic, or gender community, or with others, if I hear hateful comments from anyone about members of any other community, I pledge to stand up for the other and speak up to challenge bigotry in any form.

  Composted by Dr. Ali Chaudry


The Forum

In response to the rise of antisemitic violence and hate crime incidents, The Lesniak Institute for American Leadership hosted a Antisemitism Forum with the Kean University Holocaust Resource Center.

New Jersey has reported 561 hate crimes last year, marking the third consecutive year that hate crimes rose in the state. We must stand together to fight against hate in America.

At the Antisemitism Forum, leaders from the community discussed the need for action against antisemitic violence, take the Stand Up For The Other pledge, and become the liaisons of the pledge, spreading it to the organizations they represent. Below were our panelist members:

  • Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, Founder and President of The Lesniak Institute for American Leadership
  • AG Gurbir Grewal, Attorney General of the State of New Jersey
  • Jared M. Maples, Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland
    Security and Preparedness
  • Senator Linda Greenstein, NJ State Senator of District 14
  • Ali Chaudry, Ph.D., Co-founder of the Statewide New Jersey Interfaith Coalition
  • Dawood Farahi, Ph.D., President of Kean University
  • Adara Goldberg, Ph.D., Director of The Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University
  • Joshua Cohen, Director of Government Relations and External Affairs of the Jewish Federations of New Jersey
  • Steven Goldstein, Former Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect and Former Executive Director of Garden State Equality
  • Mary Sok, Former President of the Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship and Present-day Watchung Hills teacher
  • Randy Bergmann, Coordinator (Toms River/Lakewood) for Project Unity
  • Rabbi Robert Green, Rabbi of the Congregation Sons of Israel
  • Alisha DeLorenzo, Interim Deputy Director of Garden State Equality 

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