December 5, 2022, New York City– Jewish on Campus (JOC) thanks the White House for inviting them to a roundtable discussion on combatting antisemitism with heads of major U.S. Jewish organizations on December 7, 2022.
“In highlighting Jewish voices, the Biden Administration shows a firm commitment to defending the Jewish community during a troubling rise in antisemitism,” says Jewish on Campus CEO Julia Jassey. “As an organization founded with the mission of amplifying student voices, we are honored that this administration has affirmed the importance of young leadership. Proudly representing the strength of Jewish students, we thank the White House for giving students a true seat at the table.”
With antisemitism on college campuses rising, Jewish student voices must be at the table and included in conversations on combatting antisemitism. In 2021, Jewish on Campus received 544 student submissions of antisemitic incidents occurring on campus, 241 involving historical antisemitic tropes, and 191 involving the demonization of Israel, proving the urgency with which this growing trend of antisemitism must be addressed.
Founded in 2020 as an Instagram page, Jewish on Campus is now a grassroots nonprofit organization by students for students with a mission to raise awareness of campus antisemitism and amplify the voices of Jewish students.