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Sunday, February 16 • 9:00am - 10:00am
'Twas the Best of Times, ‘Twas the Worst of Times: Anti-Semitism, Israel and the Politics of Resentment on Campus Today

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When the politics surrounding Israel enter the college space, how do students, Hillel professionals, and school administrators respond? From UCLA to NYU, the BDS movement has gained momentum in the legislative arm of Student Government, prompting a campus discussion about Zionism, and in many instances making Jewish students feel unsafe on campus. This discussion will highlight four different perspectives on the college campus over the past four decades with the aim to better understand how identity politics, intersectionality, and campus climate impact the lives of Jewish college students.

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Rebekah Thornhill Tokatlilar

Rebekah Thornhill Tokatlilar is the Managing Director of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University. Originally from Austin, Texas, she earned a BA in History and Jewish Studies from NYU in 2011, an MA in Jewish Education from NYU in 2016, and is currently... Read More →
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Naomi Ravick

Naomi Ravick is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences at NYU pursuing a double degree in politics and journalism. Involved in the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life since her first year as a participant in various internships, fellowships, and programs she is currently... Read More →
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Jonathan Rahmani

Jonathan Rahmani is the Senior Associate at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, where he oversees Jewish Leadership on campus and global initiatives across NYU's international sites. Previously, he was a Springboard Innovation Fellow at CUNY Queens College Hillel. He is a... Read More →
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Chaim Seidler-Feller

Chaim Seidler-Feller spent over forty years working with students and faculty as the Executive Director of the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA. He is currently Director Emeritus. He was ordained at Yeshiva University where he completed a Masters in Rabbinic Literature... Read More →

Sunday February 16, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EST