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The Challenge of Global Anti-Semitism

Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 6:00 pm
Location: Lindenbaum Pavilion

A Conversation With Elan Carr, Jonathan Goldstein, Rebekah Thornhill Tokatlilar

In response to the undeniable rise of anti-Semitism, both at home and abroad, Central Synagogue and UJA-Federation’s CommUnity join together for an important conversation with Elan S. Carr, the United States Special Envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, Jonathan Goldstein, Chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council in England, and Rebekah Thornhill Tokatlilar, Managing Director of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University. Led in discussion by David Moore, Central Member and Chair of the Board for UJA Federation of NY, they will discuss their work implementing policies that counter anti-Semitism around the world.

This event is free for Central Synagogue members.

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Jonathan Goldstein, Chairman, Jewish Leadership Council

As the Chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council, Jonathan oversees the umbrella body of British Jewry’s central organizations and charities. Under Jonathan’s leadership, the Council has been on the front lines fighting anti-Semitism in the UK. Jonathan has long been an active member of the Jewish community and also serves as the Chair of the Chief Rabbinate Trust.

Elan S. Carr, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, U.S. State Department

As Special Envoy, Elan Carr advises the Secretary of State and is responsible for directing U.S. policies and projects aimed at countering anti-Semitism throughout the world.

Rebekah Thornhill Tokatlilar, Managing Director of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University

Originally from Austin, Texas, she earned a BA in History and Jewish Studies from NYU in 2011, an MA in Jewish Education from NYU in 2016, and is currently writing her dissertation for her PhD in Jewish Education at NYU. In 2018, Rebekah was awarded the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence Award by Hillel International. She was a UJA-Federation of New York Shapiro Fellow, served as vice chair of UJA’s Global Leadership Society, served on the steering committee for Limmud New York, and founded the Orthodox Converts Network. In 2014, she relocated to Europe to develop Bronfman Global, a program designed to connect students at NYU’s 14 global sites to Jewish communities all over the world. Rebekah received the NYU Student Affairs Hallmark Award in 2013 and the Give-A-Violet Award in 2014. She lives in Chelsea with her husband, Max, and kids, Sami and Zelda.


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