Earlier this week, New York City Mayor Eric Adams insisted on the end of plea bargains for the perpetrators of antisemitic attacks and called out all forms of hate. To discuss New York City’s efforts to combat the alarming rise in Jew hatred, Hassan Naveed, executive director of New York City’s Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC), joins to explain how his office coordinates agencies across the city to curb the rise of antisemitic hate crimes, the importance of tracking these crimes accurately to inform those efforts, and what motivates him to do this work.

Then, we’re joined by Mike Boxer, one of the members of the Jewish a capella group Six13, to share the group’s new Elton John parody song just in time for Hanukkah: Elton Johnukah. 

*The views and opinions expressed by guests do not necessarily reflect the views or position of AJC.

Episode Lineup:

  • (0:00) Joshua Kramer
  • (2:10) Hassan Naveed
  • (24:37) Mike Boxer

Show Notes:

If you’re alarmed by rising antisemitism, you can take action right now by supporting AJC: visit AJC.org/donate, or text AJC DONATE to 52886.

AJC’s State of Antisemitism in America report 2021

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Music credits: Together We Stand by Scott Holmes Music is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Six13 - Elton Johnukah

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