Following Hamas’s October 7 massacre, incidents of discrimination, harassment and violence directed against Jewish students on college campuses have dramatically increased. In recent days, these confrontations have reached a fever pitch with threatening anti-Israel demonstrations happening on campuses around the country, many including explicit calls to violence against Jews and antisemitic rhetoric. It is time for Congress to send a message by passing the Antisemitism Awareness Act.

This bill will cement the policy of the prior two administrations, and utilizes the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance(IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism, including its examples which capture not only traditional anti-Jewish hatred and Holocaust denial, but also modern antisemitism targeting Jewish Americans for association with or connection to the State of Israel.  We need you to urge immediate passage of  the Antisemitism Awareness Act (H.R. 6090). 

Click here to fill out this action alert and let your member of congress know that a vote for this bill is a vote for the Jewish community, and vote for Jewish students, and a vote against antisemitism. Spread the word and urge your friends and family to join the cause. Together, we can ensure bipartisan support and pass this vital bill.


Since 1901, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has served as the hub of the region’s Jewish communities, providing an infrastructure of support for Jewish people and organizations in need. Through grants, emergency funding, restricted gifts, endowments, and our partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Day Schools, we invest more than $61 million each fiscal year to care for those in need, combat antisemitism and global crisis, and strengthen Jewish identity.

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