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  • Writer's pictureWendell Maxey

State Anti-Hate in Education Center Announced by NY Governor Hochul

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the founding of a new center to combat hate via education, which is the centerpiece of a larger plan to fight antisemitism in New York, the state with the largest Jewish population in the country.

On Tuesday, Governor Hochul announced plans for the State Anti-Hate in Education Center during an event at the Center for Jewish History in downtown Manhattan, in front of a crowd of about 300 people that included representatives of Jewish organizations across the city. Hochul portrayed the initiative as a response to the Biden administration’s national plan to counter antisemitism, which was presented in May.

An annual survey from the Anti-Defamation League found that antisemitic incidents in New York state had jumped 28% in 2022 from the previous year.

“I will stand here as your governor and tell you, with every fiber of my body, that we will never show indifference to the evil of antisemitism — not now, not ever,” Hochul said at the event.

Hochul also pledged to implement a program that would educate children about discrimination, and to enforce a law requiring Holocaust education in schools. New York has required schools to teach about the Holocaust since 1994, and last year, Hochul signed a bill directing the state to survey whether schools are complying with that mandate.

Read the full story on the Jewish Telegraphic Agency



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