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Online talk focuses on the rise of antisemitism during the COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. Assistant Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ellie Cohanim will discuss antisemitism as a global and local phenomenon amidst COVID19, on Wednesday, May 6, 7 p.m., The online talk is hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven.

As assistant special envoy, Cohanim helps inform and carry out policies and related initiatives that aim to counter global antisemitism at the U.S. Department of State. 

Cohanim arrived as a child refugee to the U.S., after she and her family fled the escalating antisemitism in Iran during the 1979 Islamic Revolution. 

Fluent in Hebrew and Farsi, she received her B.A. in Political Science, Cum Laude, from Columbia University and her M.A. in Jewish Professional Leadership from NYU.  

Prior to her appointment, Cohanim served as senior vice president at the Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS). She also served on the boards of AJC (New York region), New York Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Ester Chapter of Hadassah, which recognized her as a “Young Leader” in 2010.

For more information on registering for this talk, or to send in questions in advance, contact Eliraz Shifman Berman at eshifmanberman@jewishnewhaven.org.

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