ALBANY – The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York (JFNENY) will host a free event for the public, ‘Stand Up To Jewish Hate’ with the Senior Advisor for the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism, Matthew Berger, on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the GE Theatre at Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady. A complimentary light dessert reception will be served before the presentation.


In March 2023, the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism (FCAS) launched a major mass media campaign —Stand Up to Jewish Hate —across the United States to raise awareness about anti-Semitism and build empathy and solidarity with American Jews. Robert K. Kraft and his family committed $25 million towards this effort to rally support among non-Jews and Jews to recognize anti-Semitism and stand up against hate. 

The campaign, establishing the Blue Square emoji as the symbol to fight anti-Semitism, leverages all forms of media to generate more than five billion impressions, reaching two-thirds of U.S. adults an average of 10 times, and showcases what anti-Semitism looks like for American Jews today, according to organizers of the program. 

Berger will share the origins of the campaign, the broad coalition of organizations that are sharing this important message, and how the campaign will expand in the months to come to empower even more Americans to Stand Up to Jewish Hate.

Those interested in attending may register for the event at  The JFNENY at 518-783-7800, or [email protected] can provide details.