June 12, 2023, 5 pm. Activists from The Jewish Leadership Project, Yad Yamin-NY and SAFE CUNY challenged the JCRC donors and leadership as they arrived for their Gala inside the NY Historical Society: "Why is the JCRC honoring Bill Thompson when Jews are under attack at CUNY. "
Part of the JCRC platform is the safety of the Jewish community. Yet, while anti-Semitic attacks are rising in the city along with the hostile atmosphere for Jews at CUNY the JCRC-NY was giving an award this night to the Honorable William C. Thompson Jr, the chairperson of the board of trustees at CUNY.
Outrageous: The CUNY Law Dean applauds student’s ‘hate speech’ against Israel, NYPD, and military [https://nypost.com/2023/05/30/cuny-slam-students-hate-speech-against-israel-nypd-military/]
"CUNY brass ... finally slammed her speech as unacceptable “hate speech” unfitting for a commencement — after much outcry. “Commencement speeches are supposed to be aspirational and inspirational. They are not supposed to be hateful tirades....,” said Joseph Postasnik of the New York Board of Rabbis. CUNY has to rethink its commencement exercises."
Anti-Semitism at CUNY must be addressed not honored.
.It was a small, but effective protest. The heart-felt questions demanded more effective responses from the JCRC addressing anti-Semitism at CUNY.
Some attendees were willing to talk to the protestors, some simply starred at the signs and mobile billboards as they walked in to the gala.
The messages were clear.
JCRC NY DO YOUR JOB!
END Jew Hatred.
End anti-Semitism at CUNY.
It must be not honored!
Former JCRC Pres. Ron Wiener confronts and curses at SAFECUNY co-founder Professor Jeffrey Lax.
Weak Jewish leaders need to be confronted about their continual failure to strongly oppose new contemporary forms of anti-Ziosemitism. Ron Wiener’s reaction shows that this pressure works.
... this guy is a leader?? "Effective from the top down..." Cursing at Lax, invoking Second Temple disunity. All the while avoiding saying anything of substance."
- Where is the leadership from JCRC-NY? American Jews are under assault, our institutions are under siege and our leaders are failing to protect the community.
- Why is JCRC-NY honoring CUNY which has normalized Jew-hatred & permits graduation speakers to target Jews? Stop BDS on Campus. End Jew Hatred.
- JCRC NY leadership must be held accountable for their failures.
[Pictures and video where indicated property of Pamela Hall-VSB]