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 On Monday, Oct. 24, the grassroots civil rights movement End Jew Hatred, along with elected officials, community leaders and members of the community, will be gathering to proclaim April 29 as “#EndJewHatred Day.” The event will be held at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th Street, New York, NY 10011, at 5 p.m. ET.

The proclamation of April 29 as #EndJewHatred Day is significant in the face of ever-increasing hate crimes and vile acts of anti-Semitism targeting the Jewish community. It serves as a call to action for the country to unite behind End Jew Hatred and stand in solidarity with the Jewish community. 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 anti-Semitism 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.

“Two years ago, the #EndJewHatred movement did not exist,” said Brooke Goldstein, Executive Director of The Lawfare Project and a co-founder of the #EndJewHatred movement. “This event is an important step forward in unifying people in our just cause and recognizing the need to end Jew-hatred.”

Ambassador Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress, will be presenting a Certification of Appreciation on behalf of the Jewish community. Ambassador Lauder has been a driving force in the recognition that what the Jewish community faces is best expressed by the term “Jew-hatred,” and has been extremely supportive of the #EndJewHatred movement and its actions to unite the Jewish community and its allies to fight the world’s oldest hatred.

“Jew-hatred is rising around the world and must be confronted immediately,” said Ambassador Ronald Lauder. “All Jews, from the most religious to the most secular, must stand as one people in the face of hatred. I am proud of the work being done by grassroots movements like End Jew Hatred and I call on all people of good conscience to stand up against Jew-Hatred in any form.”

Leading figures from the Jewish community will attend and participate in this historic event on Oct. 24, 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.

The event will feature speakers including Brooke Goldstein, Executive Director of The Lawfare Project and a co-founder of the #EndJewHatred movement; Yuval David, Emmy Award-winning actor, director, and filmmaker, and Director of Mobilization for the #EndJewHatred movement; and many other community leaders and activists whose tireless work led to this achievement – including representatives from the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education, which has worked tirelessly to achieve these milestone Proclamations. Elected officials that have issued Proclamations will also be recognized for their leadership in this initiative.

“The Jewish people cannot be left out or left behind,” said Yuval David. “Throughout history, we have learned that if we do not stand up for ourselves and take action, nobody else will. The time is now for us to act and remind social justice warriors that we need their solidarity in the face of ever-increasing Jew-hatred.”

For more information about End Jew Hatred, or to RSVP to the event, please contact James Lambert, Vice President at Rubenstein Public Relations, at 212-805-3024.

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