Can Anti-Semitism/hate be eradicated in Claremont? Jason Moss, Exec. Dir. of the SGPV Jewish Federation, on playing the "long game" to success.
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The US, and Claremont specifically, have experienced an increase in reported instances of antisemitic and other hate crimes recently. Most Claremont residents condemn such actions, but there are still those who cling to the mistaken and irrational beliefs that have been around for thousands of years. The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, led by their Executive Director, Jason Moss, firmly believe that antisemitism and all forms of hate and "othering" can be overcome.
Jason and his dedicated staff are taking a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to stopping antisemitism and defending, supporting and improving the lives of the Jewish communities in our area, The Jewish Federation's efforts are paying off, however he cautions that success will be found in playing "the long game" - tenacious and consistent efforts over time -if they are truly to educate and change the hearts and minds of those who don't understand that everyone is more similar than different.
In this candid and forthright interview, Jason details the many creative and effective ways their dedicated staff pursues in helping their members live the best Jewish life they can and combat antisemitism (and all forms of "othering" hate) where it arises. They seek to build relationships, educate and and work towards forming a coalition of groups to counter those who commit the damaging and atrocious acts that make the news all to often lately, and invite listeners to join their fight on whatever level they can.
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