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YDMA adopts the IHRA Anti-Semitism definition as standard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2022 Media Contact: Ela Gardiner Vice President for Communications 781-690-8984

BOSTON, MA. — On April 11, the YDMA Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution, introduced by Jewish Caucus Chair Rebecca Kanter, to acknowledge the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of Anti-Semitism, as well as designate the definition as YDMA's standard definition when approaching issues relevant. With the passage of this resolution, YDMA urges other organizations to do the same. Below is the full resolution, including the new definition.


Motion for YDMA to adopt the following definition as its standard for antisemitism.

Introduced by Rebecca Kanter.

Whereas "Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities."

Be it resolved that it be the standard by which YDMA approaches discourse within and without the organization and for the resolution of conflicts, and further that YDMA encourages other organizations to likewise adopt the same definition.


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