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Antisemitism at Rutgers: How We Got Here and What Comes Next

Date: Sunday, June 2
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm (EDT)

Join us for a professor’s account of efforts by faculty and staff to combat antisemitism at Rutgers, and what to expect this fall. 

Last week, Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway appeared before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to answer questions about a “pervasive climate of antisemitism” at our state university.  This follows accusations by Jewish students at Rutgers that they have faced intimidation and harassment because they support Israel’s right to exist and defend its citizens.

On this webinar, we will speak with Rebecca Cypess, who served as a professor of music at Rutgers for 12 years  before stepping down this spring. As reported in multiple news sources, Cypess wrote that the challenging climate at Rutgers has prevented her from focusing on her scholarly work. As co-chair of Rutgers JFAS (Jewish Faculty, Administrators, and Staff), Cypess found herself devoting much of her time to advocating for “students, staff members, and faculty members in distress.” Cypess will discuss the work of JFAS, what the congressional hearings signal about the future, and how to prepare for next year.

We support and #StandWithIsrael as we continue to build a strong Jewish community here in NJ

Questions? Contact Mara Gellman at [email protected].

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