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New IJCR Study on Campus Anti-Semitism

What is your vision for
the Jewish future?

Diane Tobin

The Institute for Jewish & Community Research continues to fulfill a unique role in American Jewish life. It is the only non-partisan Jewish think tank that tackles the most pressing issues facing the Jewish community, providing original research and pragmatic policy analysis on anti-Semitism, Jewish identity, and philanthropy.

IJCR's original research provides valuable information to fight rising intolerance toward Jews. Our past studies, including a survey of college campuses, surveys of college faculty and research on legal response have helped define the problem and provide avenues of remedy.

IJCR's most recent work, the Study of Religious Tolerance on Campus, critically informs the Jewish community on how students perceive anti-Semitism. While the data proves the existence of the problem, it also reveals that the vast majority of students remain un-opinionated and thus un-indoctrinated, potentially open to fair and accurate information on Israel, the Jewish people, and Judaism.

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Students Face Campus Anti-Semitism Alone

Aryeh Weinberg Aryeh Weinberg

ALONE ON THE QUAD: New Study on Campus Anti-Semitism

Aryeh Weinberg, IJCR December 9, 2011

IJCR conducted a survey of over 1,400 college students nationally, exploring their experiences with religious intolerance on campus. The Study of Religious Tolerance on Campus is one of the largest and most comprehensive studies of its kind. The findings confirm the existence of campus anti-Semitism and provides valuable strategic information on combating the problem.

This is the first in a series of summaries, which provide concise analysis of selected student survey data. The complete study will be made available in publications in 2012.

Read the study's findings  

Gary A. Tobin Awards Call for Entries

Tobin Awards


The Institute for Jewish & Community Research announces the 2012 call for submissions for the Gary A. Tobin Awards for excellence in student reporting on anti-Semitism. Works produced by students are some of the most influential in setting the tone of campus discourse. The Tobin Award's goal is to stimulate interest and activity in writing that restores rational and civil dialogue on campus.

December Articles of Interest


U of TorontoADL and AJC Suffer Big Drop in Donations
Nathan Guttman,
The Forward,
December 9, 2011
IJCR's Aryeh Weinberg says all signs indicate that major multi-issue organizations need to learn to adapt to the new reality, offering their donors more of a say on how their contributions are used.



Higher Education


Amitiai EtzioniUC Berkeley student's anti-Semitism suit dismissed

Bob Egelko,
San Francisco Chronicle, December 26, 2011

A lawsuit filed against UC Berkeley alleging a climate of anti-Semitism has been dismissed.

Amitiai EtzioniInternational academics seek to keep 'biased' department at Israeli university

Talila Nesher, Haaretz, December 20, 2011
A group of Israeli and international academics has issued a statement opposing a recommendation to close a Ben Gurion University department that has been accused of "anti-Zionist bias."

Amitiai EtzioniProfs, Students Oppose Study Abroad in Israel

Emily Schrader,
The College Fix, December 7, 2011

After a long hiatus, plans to resume the California State University System's Israel program have been met with protest. Kenneth L. Marcus responds, defending the program.



Uriel EpshteinRutgers University Anti-Semitism Allegation Investigated By U.S. Department Of Education

Rebecca Harrington and Joy Resmovits, Huffington Post, December 2, 2011

The Office for Civil Rights has opened an investigation into allegations of anti-Semitic harassment at the school.




ILGYO logoU.K. lawmaker loses government job over Nazi-themed party 

Reuters, Haaretz, December 19, 2011

A British member of parliament was fired from the Transport Department after he was pictured attending the party at a French resort.




Italian Flag'Dual loyalty' row MP is forced to apologize

Martin Bright,
The Jewish Chronicle, December 8, 2011  

Condemnation followed Paul Flynn's statement that a Jew serving as British ambassador to Israel is inappropriate.

SaleighLatin American Parliament condemns anti-Semitism

JTA, December 6, 2011

At its 27th General Assembly meeting, the body approved a "Declaration Against Anti-Semitism."




Italian FlagArsonists Destroy Florida Jewish Bookstore

Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu,
Israel National News, December 5, 2011  

Over $100,000 in damage was reported in a fire blamed on anti-Semitic vandals.


GreenGreens abandon official support for Israel boycott

Josephine Tovey,
The Sydney Morning HeraldDecember 5, 2011

After widespread protests, the Green party in Australia's most populous state withdrew a BDS campaign as its official party position.




K - 12


Italian FlagAnti-Semitic attacker responds
with internet hate

Gabrielle Giroday and Mike McIntyre, Winnipeg Free Press, December 6, 2011  

The Canadian high school student charged with setting a Jewish classmate's hair on fire continues to spread a message of hate through his Facebook page.


Italian FlagJewish teenagers in Belgium quit their schools because of anti-Semitism
European Jewish Press, December 4, 2011  

Jewish students from two families have withdrawn from their public schools due to anti-Semitic harassment and assaults.