A New Reality

Battling Hatred on College Campuses

When we send our children to college, we traditionally consider it their second home, but today a new reality has taken root. What should be a place of learning and growth has morphed into a breeding ground for hatred.

Students are confronting antisemitism, anti-Zionism and anti-Israel incidents, spanning from vandalism and harassment to scare tactics, violent rallies and more. While some administrators have acted swiftly to address these issues, many have exhibited sluggish responses and, in some cases, their actions have proven woefully inadequate. Jewish students are left grappling with a deep sense of unease and insecurity, and parents find themselves in the difficult position of ensuring the safety of their children in this evolving campus landscape.

The Associated is proud to support five area Hillels at Goucher College, Johns Hopkins University, Towson University, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), University of Maryland College Park and are actively working with each to monitor what is happening on campuses. Plus, we are working with other area universities that do not have a Hillel presence to ensure Jewish students are supported.

Beth H. Goldsmith visits Goucher and Maryland Hillels, both funded by The Associated, to talk with staff and students about what is happening on college campuses.

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