Antisemitism in America: Video Series
In early 2022, American Jewish Committee (AJC) released a series of powerful videos featuring American Jews sharing their painful experiences with antisemitic threats and attacks. Based on results from AJC’s State of Antisemitism in America 2021 report, each video goes behind the numbers to highlight real American Jewish experiences with a particular aspect of Jew-hatred and how many are countering such hatred. At the end of each video, viewers are directed to join AJC in urging Congress to make combating antisemitism a priority. You too can take action at AJC.org/CombatAntisemitism.
The video series is the latest initiative of AJC’s campaign to raise awareness of the impact of rising antisemitism in the United States.
When American Jews Are a Target
One in four American Jews (24%) report that they have been the target of antisemitism at least once over the past 12 months.
From Neo-Nazis showing up at synagogue, to social media threats, intimidation, and harassment, these American Jews discuss how rising antisemitism in the U.S. impacts their daily lives.
Jewish Identity and Jewish Pride
22% of American Jews say they have refrained from wearing or displaying items that might reveal their Jewishness over the last 12 months
Would you wear a kippah knowing that you’re making yourself a target for antisemitism? What does it mean to be Jewish and proud? See how American Jews are standing up to rising antisemitism, not by concealing their Jewish identity, but by being unafraid and visible.
How Anti-Zionism Puts Jews in Danger
More than 8 in 10 American Jews and the U.S. general public think that anti-Zionism, as represented by the statement, Israel has no right to exist, is antisemitic.
Just how closely tied are anti-Zionism and antisemitism? This cross section of American Jewry shares how anti-Zionism directly impacts them.
These videos were sponsored by donors to AJC’s 2021 Media Campaign. If you would like to help strengthen AJC’s 2022 Media Campaign, please contact our Media Campaign Coordinator, Gary Spruch, at firstname.lastname@example.org.