Congregational Collaboration: Antisemitism on Our College Campuses
One-third of Jewish students reported experiencing antisemitism on college campuses in last school year, according to a joint survey conducted by the Anti-Defamation League and Hillel International last year.
Join parents and teens from across New York as Stephen Wise’s Rabbi Sam Natov discusses antisemitism on college campuses with ADL NY/NJ Regional Director Scott Richman and Columbia/Barnard Hillel Executive Director Brian Cohen. They’ll describe the current environment on campus, how Jewish institutions are supporting Jewish college students, and how we can better prepare our teens for the challenges they’ll face.
This event is part of a collaboration with Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, B’nai Jeshurun, Central Synagogue, Temple Emanu-El, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Conservative Synagogue Adat Israel of Riverdale, Temple Israel of New York City, and West End Temple.
Scott Richman serves as the Director for ADL’s largest regional office covering New York and New Jersey. He comes to ADL from the American Jewish Committee, where he served as Regional Director for Westchester and Fairfield counties. Richman facilitated an advocacy training program for high school students and a bi-weekly, hourlong radio show. He also worked at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee for 10 years. Richman was a practicing attorney and investment banker before becoming a Jewish professional. He is married with two grown children and lives in Westchester.
Brian Cohen is the Lavine Family Executive Director of the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life, Columbia/Barnard Hillel. Brian also trains new and coaches aspiring Hillel executive directors. He previously worked as the director of campus services for Hillel’s Schusterman International Center, the executive director of the University of Virginia Hillel and the assistant director of the Hillel at Binghamton University. A proud graduate of Syracuse University, Brian is an avid sports fan. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Lisa and two kids.