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NJ Spotlight News: Op-Ed: NJ must work to combat antisemitism in schools

  • September 12, 2023

This week, nearly 1.3 million New Jersey public school students return to school. It’s an exciting new beginning for students and should be a clean slate — a chance for students to enter new classrooms with opportunities to learn and grow.

Although schools strive to create an ideal climate for such opportunities, we are witnessing a troubling surge in antisemitic incidents within New Jersey schools. According to Anti-Defamation League data, New Jersey public schools experienced 120 reported antisemitic incidents in 2022, a 46% rise from 2021 and a 24% increase from the previous all-time high of 97 incidents in 2019.

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