The Foundation to Combat Antisemitism & Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History are partnering together to empower all people to #StandUpToJewishHate this Jewish American Heritage Month.
Earlier this year, the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism launched #StandUpToJewishHate to raise awareness of antisemitism and hate targeting Jews and establish 🟦, the Blue Square emoji as a simple, but powerful unifying symbol of solidarity and support for the Jewish community.
By partnering together this May, the organizers of JAHM and FCAS hope to empower all people, especially non-Jews, to raise awareness of the links between the Jewish American experience and broader American history and culture as a mechanism to combat the rising threat of antisemitism in the U.S.
There has never been more of a need for non-Jews to #StandUpToJewishHate and show their support. While high-profile events have started to make more people aware of antisemitism in the past year, many outside the Jewish community still are not aware of the scale of Jewish hate or the fact that although Jews make up 2.4% of the American population, they are the victims of 55% of religious based hate crimes.
This JAHM, the Foundation is encouraging all people to post and share 🟦 on their social media channels to bring awareness to the striking discrepancy between the Jewish population size and the incidents of Jewish hate and affirm their commitment to ending antisemitism, while also promoting a sense of pride, belonging, and common ground for people to come together and appreciate the richness of #OurShared Heritage.
1. Leading up to May 1, make your network aware of JAHM (JewishAmericanHeritage.org) and how they can use 🟦 as a symbol of solidarity with Jewish Americans and to share the vibrant history, culture, and contributions of Jews throughout our nation’s history.
2. On May 1, help kick off JAHM by recognizing the month on social media alongside a message of support for the Jewish community including 🟦 and hashtags #MyJAHM, #OurSharedHeritage, and #StandUpToJewishHate. You can access kick off graphics and additional social resources at https://jewishamericanheritage.org/toolkit/.
3. Throughout the month of May, continue to lift up Jewish American history, heritage, and culture in a way that’s most relevant to you and your community, or share your story describing an instance where you’ve either encountered antisemitism or witnessed someone standing up against hatred towards Jews.
4. Visit www.StandUpToJewishHate.org and www.JewishAmericanHeritage.org for more information and resources on confronting antisemitism and celebrating American Jewish life.
5. Follow the #StandUpToJewishHate campaign at @StandUpToJewishHate on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, and follow the #MyJAHM campaign and #OurShared Heritage on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up-to-date with 🟦 and JAHM-related activities throughout May.