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When Our Neighbors Don’t Love Us Back: The Ultimate Test of Jewish [Dis]Loyalty
Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Antisemitism is an ancient phenomenon that remains a threat to our communities today. What can the Torah teach us about this age-old form of oppression? Join Rabbi Jason Nevarez and ADL’s National Director of Programs on Antisemitism, Vlad Khaykin, for our annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot text study as we uncover powerful Torah and rabbinic texts that will offer insights into the ancient roots of antisemitism and its contemporary manifestations.
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: A traditional dairy-style oneg will be available
7:30 pm: Havdalah and Tikkun Leil Shavuot Program
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 Jason Nevarez, Senior Rabbi @ Beth Israel, San Diego
Originally from New York City, Rabbi Jason Nevarez graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and went to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he received his BA. He was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2006, where he earned Master’s degrees in both Hebrew Literature and Religious Education, and was the recipient of a number of scholarships, in addition to several academic prizes in Jewish education. Rabbi Nevarez held residencies and internships in NY and MI and served Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford, NY for 17 years before becoming the Senior Rabbi and Spiritual Leader of Beth Israel.
Rabbi Nevarez has had a wide variety of articles and writings published both locally and nationally, and continues to be outspoken on ways to combat antisemitism and the importance of building and sustaining multi-faith partnerships. For a full bio, click HERE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.