ZBT is proud to be part of Stand Up To Jewish Hate, a new campaign to raise awareness about antisemitism and mobilize all Americans to show support for the Jewish community as they address growing hatred and intolerance.
Antisemitism is rising at alarming rates in the United States. Jews make up 2.4% of the U.S. population, and yet are the victims of 55% of all religious hate crimes. But antisemitism is a largely undertold story in this country: new polling finds that more than half of Americans do not believe “antisemitism is a big problem” and nearly half believe that “Jews are more than capable of handling issues of antisemitism on their own”.
That’s why we are have partnered with the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism and a wide coalition of community groups to raise awareness and empower all Americans to join us to prevent hatred and intolerance towards Jews. The Foundation was founded by Brother Robert K. Kraft, Delta (Columbia University) 1963.
Here are a few actions you can take to #StandUptoJewishHate and join this national movement:
- Post and share #🟦 — an emoji already available on most mobile devices — on your social media channels, email signatures and text messages, alongside a message of support against hate and intolerance.
- Follow the #StandUpToJewishHate campaign at @StandUpToJewishHate on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok to keep up-to-date with 🟦and learn more about antisemitism.
- Visit www.StandUpToJewishHate.org to subscribe to the Foundation’s “From the Command Center” e-newsletter to learn more about how antisemitism is spreading online, learn ways to identify and report it, and find helpful tools and resources around antisemitism
- Support the fight against antisemitism by making a contribution to the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation’s Heritage Initiative.
Together, we can educate and empower more Americans to join in the fight to Stand Up to Jewish Hate.
Read more on the campaign including FAQ at zbt.org/standuptojewishhate.
Brother Kraft founded the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism in 2019 to help address the rising hate against Jews in the United States and the existential threat it poses to Jewish people. Recent events and conversations have accelerated the urgency for the Foundation and the Kraft family to issue a rallying cry for all Americans to #StandUpToJewishHate. While the spotlight on Jewish hate has become more visible recently, Jewish people need support and solidarity every day.
ZBT has rallied around the campaign and FCAS since it launched in late March, with social media posts, brother outreach and community conversation. May is Jewish American Heritage Month and ZBT is take part in the conversation by sharing the # 🟦.