2021 MAYORS SUMMIT AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM

Watch the full summit here:

On March 16, 2021, Frankfurt am Main, in partnership with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM), hosted the first-ever Mayors Summit Against Anti-Semitism.

This groundbreaking event brought together leading municipal officials from around the world for a common mission -- to eradicate religious hatred and prejudice from our cities.

Too often, there is a gap between policy solutions to anti-Semitism at the national and international levels and their implementation on the ground, where the effects of Jew-hatred are primarily felt and must be confronted head-on.

This is the challenge that our distinguished group of speakers at the summit addressed.

A broad array of innovative ideas were shared in the realms of education, law enforcement, and community cohesion, among others, as our summit participants charted a new path forward in the fight against the world’s oldest hatred.

If you missed or want to rewatch any part of the summit, please see below for recordings of all segments of the event.

William Peduto

Mayor of Pittsburgh

Mayor of Frankfurt am Main

Uwe Becker

Gabriel Groisman

Mayor of Bal Harbour

Kostas Bakoyannis

Mayor of Athens

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Erion Veliaj

Mayor of Tirana

Steve Vaus

Mayor of Poway

Jacky Rosen

United States Senator for Nevada

Noemi di Segni

President of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities

Jeffrey H. Finkelstein

President/CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Mayor of Brussels

Philippe Close

Remigijus Šimašius

Mayor of Vilnius

Vera Jourová

Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency

Michael O'Flaherty

Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights"

Mark Weitzman

Director of Government Affairs of the Simon Wiesenthal Center

Gina Ross

Founder and President, International Trauma-Healing Institute 

Lord John Mann

United Kingdom's Adviser on Anti-Semitism

Mārtiņš Staķis

Mayor of Riga 

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Frank Ross

Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh

Carolina Cosse

Intendant of Montevideo

Michael Masters

National Director & CEO, Secure Community Network

WATCH: Summit Opening and Plenary Session:

PANEL 2:

Legislation - Security and Law Enforcement

Ricky Veerappan

Superintendent Community Services, York Regional Police

PANEL 3 :

Reaction - Healing in the Face of Trauma

PANEL 4:

Interfaith and Cross-Communal Relations in the Digital Age


Head of Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook

Nona Jones

Greg Fischer

Mayor of Louisville

Haim Bibas

Chairman of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel and Mayor of Modiin-Maccabim-Reut

John Tory

Mayor of Toronto

Maurizio Bevilacqua

Mayor of Vaughan


If you are a mayor, municipal staff member, or local leader who is interested in collaborating with us in the fight against anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred in your city, please reach out to us here:

PANEL 1:

Prevention - Education and IHRA Adoption

 
City Story:
Shawn R. Klein, Mayor of Livingston, New Jersey, United States


 
Mayors United Against Antisemitism (American Jewish Committee):
Holly Huffnagle, U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism at AJC


 
City Story:
Lindsey P. Horvath, Mayor of West Hollywood, California, United States

 
One-on-One Interview:
Konstantinos Zervas, Mayor of Thessaloniki, Greece

 
City Story:
Moses Elisaf, Mayor of Ioannina, Greece
 


 
One-on-One Interview:
Curt Skoog, Council President, Overland Park, Kansas, United States 

Femke Halsema

Mayor of Amsterdam

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta

Mayor of Buenos Aires

Eric Fingerhut

President and CEO of The Jewish Federations of North America

Heidi Harmon

Mayor of San Luis Obispo

Shams Asadi

Human Rights Commissioner of the City of Vienna

Francisco de la Torre

Mayor of Málaga

Bartłomiej Ciążyński

Advisor to the Mayor of Wrocław for Tolerance and Counteract Xenophobia

Hermano Sanches Ruivo

Deputy Mayor of Paris for European Affairs

Ronald Leopold

Executive Director at Anne Frank House

Summit Opening and Plenary Session Speakers:

Michael Specht

Supervisor of Ramapo, New York, United States

Panelist Gina Ross shares her expertise on overcoming Trauma in this video available on our website.