On April 29, 2022, NY State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick (D-38th) will present a Proclamation declaring that day to be #EndJewHatred Day in the 38th Senate District and recognizing the urgent need to act against Jew-hatred. He will present the Proclamation at the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education in Suffern at 11am. April 29 is the day after Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day).
Hate crimes have surged in New York State and around the country in the past few years,
threatening the tremendous gains made by minority communities to be included equally in society, without discrimination or violence. Hate crimes against Jews have increased dramatically (up almost 50% over the past year alone), showing how dangerous antisemitism is when it is normalized in society.
The skyrocketing attacks against Jews inspired the formation of a grassroots End Jew Hatred civil rights movement to alter public discourse and make Jew-hatred unacceptable in contemporary society.
Leading figures from the Jewish community will attend and participate in this historic event on
April 29, recognizing that the End Jew Hatred movement is incredibly important in changing the narrative and taking action to assure consequences for hate crimes and bigotry. Senator Reichlin-Melnick’s Proclamation and leadership on these issues are incredibly important to drive real change at the highest levels of state government.
For more details about this event, contact:
Senior Counsel, The Lawfare Project
Executive Director, Holocaust Museum & Center For Tolerance and Education