Senator Bill Weber, along with the esteemed Antisemitism Working Group, convened their inaugural workshop at the Clarkstown Town Hall, marking a crucial step in their mission to combat Antisemitism. The event brought together a distinguished panel of experts and community leaders, signaling a united front against the age-old hatred.
The panelists who graced the workshop with their presence included Police Chiefs from the Clarkstown and Ramapo precincts, Andrea Winograd representing the Holocaust Museum and Center for Tolerance & Education, Mrs. Rivkie Feiner of Feiner Grant Strategies, Rabbi Shragi Greenbaum from Agudah of Rockland, and Rabbi Avi Kahan, Vice President of the Derech Shalom Center/Pathway to Peace. The event, held in a spirit of transparency, was skillfully moderated by Rabbi Dovid Hoffman, Editor of the Monsey Mevaser.
In a show of solidarity, four board members from the Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County were present at the event, joined by prominent elected officials and engaged community members who were keen to contribute to the discourse on Antisemitism.
The Antisemitism Working Group, a dedicated assembly of Senators committed to combating this enduring scourge, comprises Sen. Jack Martins, Sen. Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick, Sen. Joseph Griffo, Sen. Peter Oberacker, and Sen. Bill Weber.
Looking ahead, the Antisemitism Working Group has announced their next workshop, set to take place in New York City. During these workshops, the group will actively engage with members of the Jewish community to gain insights and experiences related to Antisemitism. Subsequently, they plan to compile their findings into a comprehensive report and introduce legislation aimed at combatting this deeply entrenched form of hatred.
As Senator Weber emphasized, this collaborative effort represents a resolute stand against Antisemitism, with the hope that through understanding and action, a brighter, more inclusive future can be forged.