Noam Borensztajn, from Jewish on Campus and the IAC Activism Team, will share with us his experiences with anti-Semitism/anti-Israel on campus and social media, and how he is working with other college students to advocate for Israel, and counter negative social media. Last year, on Yom HaShoah, the UMass Amherst Hillel house was vandalized with the word “Palestine.” The event sparked an outcry from Jews on campus who felt that antisemitism wasn’t being properly acknowledged and addressed.
Noam is a Junior at UMass Amherst studying Psychology and Judaic Studies. He is currently president of UMass Student Alliance for Israel, as well as a member of the activism group JewishOnCampus. During his time at UMass, Noam has organized protests against BDS events on campus, as well as created meaningful partnerships with other student groups. Noam is a unit head at Camp Yavneh, as well as a proud graduate of Gann Academy and Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston.
Noam and his family are member so Temple Emanuel.
Read the reflection letter written by Noam and his friend here.