Why are so many Jewish students in middle school and high school afraid to wear their Star of David necklaces to school? Why have anti-Semitism and anti-Israel rhetoric made our middle schools and high schools uncomfortable environments for proudly Jewish and pro-Israel youth? Listen to this video to get the answers from Johanna Meckel, StandWithUs Northern California Director, as she discusses these important issues and suggests ways that we can help.
The Beth Am community came together to affirm a message of mutual respect and peace. During the service, we heard from speakers who chose a text from their tradition that has personal meaning to them, and shared its message in light of what happened in Charlottesville. Speakers were:
-- Matt Kahn, Regional Director of the American Jewish Committee of San Francisco
-- Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director of Islamic Network Groups
-- Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett of Trinity Church in Menlo Park