CHARLOTTE – The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte’s Community Relations Council welcomes Mark Weitzman, of the Simon Weisenthal Foundation, to Charlotte.
In wake of the deadly attack on Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, Weitzman shares how he and his colleagues worked to create a globally recognized definition of anti-Semitism as a means to combat hate worldwide.
The free event, “Defining Anti-Semitism And Why It Matters,” starts at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts at Shalom Park.
Weitzman is the director of government affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center and chief representative of the Center to the United Nations in New York. He is a member of the US delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Authority, where he chaired the Committee on Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial. He has written several books and essays on anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.
The Jewish Community Relations Council promotes the interest of the Charlotte Jewish community by creating working relationships with its neighbors and serving as the collective voice of the Jewish community.
Contact the federation at 704-944-6757 or visit www.jewishcharlotte.org for details.