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From Buffalo to San Diego: Understanding Antisemitism as a Corrosive Phenomenon and Threat to All Our Communities

Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Antisemitism has surged to historically high levels in North America and around the world, animating mass violence from Pittsburgh to Poway, Christchurch to Buffalo. Despite this fact, antisemitism remains a poorly understood phenomenon. 

Join us for a special session with ADL’s Vlad Khaykin, National Director of Programs on Antisemitism, for a discussion of how this age-old phenomenon manifests in North America today and the threat it poses not only to the Jewish community, but to all communities and to democracy itself. Together we will explore what antisemitism is, how it functions, and how we can join in solidarity to address it.


Vlad Khaykin serves as the National Director of Programs on Antisemitism @ the Anti-Defamation League.

Vlad joined ADL in 2014 as the Associate Director for the Central Pacific Region, leading the office!s international affairs work, representing ADL to leading social media and internet technology companies in Silicon Valley, and educating the public and decision-makers about the threats of antisemitism, white nationalism, and other of anti-democratic phenomena. Vlad’s expertise on antisemitism, extremism, and disinformation has been internationally sought after by social media and other Fortune 500 companies, as well as major news media outlets, NGOs, lawmakers, universities, and law enforcement. Before joining ADL, Vlad served as the Assistant Director for Communications and Advocacy for the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in Philadelphia where he advocated on issues related to immigration reform, foreign policy, and human rights with state and federal lawmakers and foreign diplomats. A former refugee from state-sponsored antisemitism in the Soviet Union and a grandson of Holocaust survivors, Vlad regards ADL’s work to secure justice and fair treatment to all to be deeply personal.


Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel, Associate Rabbi @ Beth Israel, San Diego

Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, completing the rabbinic program as well as earning a Masters in Jewish Education. During his time at HUC-JIR, he wrote, produced, and directed “The Book of Purim” (A parody of “The Book of Mormon”), and “Hatikvah,” a documentary that explores the nuances of our shared anthem, and completed a capstone project “TXTing The Text,” which began the creation of a new translation of the Torah into colloquial, teen English. As Associate Rabbi at Beth Israel, he has guided countless lifecycle moments, classes, and developed technologies that facilitate community building. He is married to Sarah Gimbel, PhD, and is the proud father of Ari Caleb and Maya Esther.

There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. This event is presented in Diverse Access and takes place on campus at Beth Israel as well as simultaneously on Zoom. For more information, contact Program Director Ilene Tatro at itatro@cbisd.org.



Thursday, June 2, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Diverse Access (hybrid)
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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