JCRC/AJC plays a pivotal role in Detroit by steadfastly combating antisemitism as a core element of its mandate and mission. Proactively, the organization engages in advocacy, education, and relationship-building initiatives within the Detroit community to preemptively counteract harmful stereotypes about Jews, and build positive relationships based on trust and understanding. With a vigilant approach, JCRC/AJC monitors, addresses, and promptly responds to instances of antisemitism as they emerge, ensuring a swift and effective intervention. From incidents ranging from religious accommodation, to more serious cases of hate crimes and vandalism, JCRC/AJC is active in utilizing our network of community leaders, the media, and law enforcement to resolve anti semitic issues, and put the community at ease.
JCRC/AJC encourages cities and municipalities across southeast Michigan to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.
Adopted by IHRA in 2016, the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism provides a comprehensive description of the multifaceted nature of antisemitism, which includes discrimination, hatred of Jews, conspiracy theories, and Holocaust denial. Importantly, it also offers concrete examples of antisemitism that relate to Israel. The definition also aids in monitoring the data collection of antisemitic crime and hate speech and enables the public to understand the multidimensional nature of antisemitism today. In addition, this link provides additional information about the definition.
We are grateful for the cities of Warren, Keego Harbor, and Auburn Hills for adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism.