Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is pleased to announce that additional South Florida communities have now adopted the Working Definition of Antisemitism as provided by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

During the summer of 2021 Palm Beach County and the Village of North Palm Beach were among the latest local governments to pass resolutions approving the formal definition. This news comes as a result of JCRC partnering with American Jewish Committee (AJC) to encourage cities throughout Palm Beach County to follow suit.

In 2020, Palm Beach Gardens was the first city in Palm Beach County, and the second municipality in the U.S. to adopt a similar resolution.

“Understanding antisemitism is our best way of combating it. Right now, the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism is the best tool available to train educators, law enforcement agents, and civil society at large on what antisemitism is, what it is not, and how it manifests in our society today,” said Josephine Gon, Vice President, Jewish Community Relations Council.

Here is a listing of the municipal governments in South Florida to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism:

Coral Gables
Juno Beach
Jupiter Inlet Colony
Miami Beach
Miami-Dade County
North Palm Beach
Palm Beach County
Palm Beach Gardens
Sunny Isles Beach
Antisemitism assumes many shapes in today’s world. In order to recognize and understand its various manifestations, JCRC’s Antisemitism Today presentation, now being offered virtually, will provide you and your networks with a clear understanding of the IHRA definition and how it is an important tool in recognizing and combatting antisemitism.

Contact us to bring this crucial discussion to your gated community, social club, professional group or organization.

To schedule a presentation, contact Jessica Fried at jessica.fried@jewishpalmbeach.org or 561.209.2607.