Agudath Israel Launches Legal Portal to Combat Antisemitism on Campuses and in the Workforce
In response to the rise of antisemitic incidents on college campuses and in the workforce, Agudah Legal is collaborating with dedicated legal professionals to assist individuals facing antisemitism. The project is being spearheaded by Daniel Kaminetsky, Esq., general counsel for Agudath Israel of America.
As antisemitism has erupted on college campuses and elsewhere all over the country, the number of phone calls to Agudah Legal asking for guidance on how to navigate discriminatory situations has significantly increased. Agudath Israel has created a portal for individuals to reach out to Agudah Legal with cases of discrimination. Cases will be directed to experienced lawyers and professionals who will provide guidance as the situation warrants.
Agudath Israel is working with The Lawfare Project, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, and several law firms, including Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In most instances, services can be provided on a pro bono basis.
“I know I’m not the only student being faced with blatant antisemitism, and I know I’m not the only one who has no idea what we can do about it,” one student, who requested his name be withheld for safety concerns, told Agudath Israel. “I am really grateful to Agudath Israel for creating a dedicated place for students like me to turn to.”
“Agudath Israel has always stood at the side of individuals facing discrimination in any fashion,” said Mr. Kaminetsky. “While the number and severity of cases is on the rise, this does not change Agudah’s commitment to making sure our voices are heard and our rights protected to the fullest extent of the law.”
To contact Agudah Legal with a case of school or workplace antisemitic discrimination, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 646-254-1678.