Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, BDS Advocates, Holocaust Deniers, Weaponizing of the COVID-19 Pandemic…
Antisemitism is a tangible threat not only to Jews, but also to the very fabric of democratic societies. As violence against Jews intensified in 2020, the antisemitism that drives it is emanating from a host of sources – political, ethnic, and religious – on college campuses, in public discourse, on social media, and across the globe. Among the worst anti-Semitic incidents during 2020 has been the weaponizing of the COVID-19 pandemic. Extremists have blamed Jews for the virus and this continues as the world begins to take life-saving vaccines.
Like all forms of intolerance and discrimination, antisemitism has a profound impact on the whole of society, undermining democratic values and human rights. In recent years, the changing geopolitical climate and media environment have led to a situation where open antisemitism is no longer confined to extremist circles and has become increasingly mainstreamed. Addressing antisemitism through education is both an immediate security imperative and a long-term educational investment.
We need your help to continue our vital work!
Due to the pandemic 2020 has been very difficult for the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center. It has dramatically impacted our ability to raise the funds necessary to continue the work of educating new generations of Rhode Islanders about the consequences of anti-Semitism, hate, discrimination and apathy.
Please support our mission and become a Member today
Our work will not be finished until the culture of hatred ceases to plague our society. We need your help to continue the fight. Please support building a better, more compassionate, world by becoming a member today. Thank you.
Only Through Education is there Hope
The mission of the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center is to help build a more just world by combatting anti-Semitism, discrimination and hate through education. Programs like our Survivor Speakers Bureau, Holocaust Through the Arts, and the annual Arts & Writing Contest directly engage up to 10,000 Rhode Island students each year. And, the on-going work we do developing the Holocaust-Genocide Curriculum means we indirectly reach all middle and high school students in Rhode Island.