All Events for AJC Washington, D.C.

August 3, 2020
U.S. State Department Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism Elan Carr

Combating the Rise of Global Antisemitism: A Conversation with U.S. Special Envoy Elan Carr

Please join Elan Carr, U.S. State Department Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, and Holly Huffnagle, AJC’s U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism, for a wide-ranging discussion on the recent rise of antisemitism and the important role of the U.S government in this fight. As Special Envoy, Carr advises the Secretary of State and is responsible for directing U.S. policies and projects aimed at countering antisemitism throughout the world.

Time: Monday, August 3, 12:00 p.m. ET

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August 5, 2020
President of South African Jewish Board of Deputies Zev Krengel

The View from Africa: The Legacy and Outlook of South Africa's Jewish Community

South Africa, home to the largest Jewish community in Africa, is the continent’s largest economy and a leading diplomatic voice in multilateral settings. Its relationship with Israel is multilayered, problematic, and complex, yet few Jewish communities have prospered and contributed to their country as much as South Africa's Jewry on almost all imaginable fronts. Its communal life is among the richest in the Jewish diaspora, but political developments and economic decline over the last two decades have led to significant emigration, compromising its future vitality. Please join Zev Krengel, Vice President and former National Chairman as well as President of South African Jewish Board of Deputies, the official umbrella organization of the Jewish community and a very dear friend of AJC, for a wide-ranging discussion.

Time: Wednesday, August 5, 12:30 p.m. ET

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August 6, 2020
Lord John Mann

The Ongoing Fight Against Antisemitism in the UK: A Conversation with Lord John Mann

Join Lord John Mann, the United Kingdom Government’s Independent Adviser on Antisemitism and the former head of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, for a wide-ranging discussion on rising antisemitism in the UK and the government’s attempts to combat it. Lord Mann resigned from the Labour Party back in 2019 after 18 years in Parliament in protest over former leader Jeremy Corbyn's normalizing antisemitism within the party. In May 2009, Lord Mann received AJC’s prestigious Jan Karski Award in recognition of his commitment to fighting antisemitism.

Time: Thursday, August 6, 12:00 p.m. ET

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August 13, 2020
From Allies to Activists: Where Do We Go From Here? How Black and Jewish Communities Can Collectively Dismantle Racism

From Allies to Activists: Where Do We Go From Here? How Black and Jewish Communities Can Collectively Dismantle Racism

For generations, the Black and Jewish communities have struggled together against bigotry and racism. Please join us as we partner with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council and sit down with three Virginia Representatives from the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations to discuss how our communities can work together to combat racism. 

Representatives Luria, Scott and McEachin are all strong advocates for racial justice and have been involved in congressional efforts to bring together the Black and Jewish communities.  

Moderator: Julie Fishman Rayman | Deputy Director of Policy and Diplomatic Affairs, AJC

Rep. Elaine Luria | Representative of Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District 

Rep. Bobby Scott | Representative of Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District 

Rep. Don McEachin | Representative of Virginia’s 4th Congressional District 

Time: Thursday, August 13, 7:30 p.m. ET

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