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Monrovia's Jewish Federation Sponsoring Program About Anti-Semitism on Campus

The Monrovia-based Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys is coordinating a community-wide program entitled "Confronting Anti-Semitism: What is Really Happening on College Campuses Today and How We Can Help." The event will be held on Monday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at 1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena.

The Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) recent Global Survey of anti-Semitism found that 1.09 billion people in the world today harbor anti-Semitic attitudes, and that the rise has stemmed in large part to an increase in anti-Israel sentiment. One of the biggest challenges is at US colleges and universities, which have experienced significant events, including at Southern California campuses (i.e. UCLA, Occidental, Cal Poly Pomona, Claremont Colleges, etc.)

Speakers at the event are Ariella Schusterman, ADL's Associate Regional Director and David Myers, Professor in UCLA's Center for Jewish Studies. Local college students will also share what they are seeing on campus.

For more information contact the Jewish Federation at 445-0810 or email

Source: press release

- Brad Haugaard

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