Gideon Taylor, executive vice president and CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, celebrated Jewish American Heritage Month.
The nonprofit is a central resource body for Jewish organizations in the New York City metro-area and is working to create a more interconnected New York.
New York is home to the largest Jewish population outside of Israel. The state also saw the highest number of antisemitic attacks in the country last year.
In 2022, antisemitic attacks in New York more than doubled from a decade ago.
Taylor explained how JCRC-NY is working to root out antisemitism in New York and discussed the importance of working with elected officials and other organizations to stop the hate.
He also talked about Jewish Americans’ invaluable contributions to society and YouthBridge-NY.
The two-year leadership development program is devoted to improving diversity in our city by training 35 high school students in diversity and leadership.
Taylor explained how it is empowering future generations and discusses the JCRC-NY’s 2023 spring gala next month at the New-York Historical Society.
He also discussed their annual Celebrate Israel Parade, which returns to Fifth Avenue on June 4.
The parade will mark the 75th anniversary of Israel’s founding.