Heat Continues to Rise

June 2015

"Is it my imagination," a professor recently asked us, "or have things been getting hotter on campus?" Unfortunately, this past academic year was hotter than ever for Jewish students on many college campuses. As we now know, more than half of Jewish college students are facing anti-Semitic incidents each year. In this issue, we will examine some recent campus problems and ask whether campus anti-Semitism is seeping into the broader culture. But there is good news too. As we will see, there have been important legislative gains this month as well as an important statement by the president of the University of California. As always, we want to thank all of you who continue to sustain our drive to eradicate Anti-Semitism on American college campuses and around the world. Without your support, what we do would not be possible.



Chilling College Reports Highlights Rising Anti-Semitism on University of California Campuses

Eliezer Sherman, Algemeiner

As the school year nears its end, two articles concerning antisemitism on University of California campuses highlighted concerns of a growing trend.

Will Anti-Semitism Spread From American Universities to American Culture?

Ben Cohen, Mosaic Magazine

At the end of her sweeping probe into the normalization of anti-Semitism on American campuses, Ruth Wisse lays down a double challenge.

BDS in campus part II: When does 'anti-Israel' becomes anti-Semitic?

Dan Pine, Jweekly


Liana Kadisha, a senior at Stanford University, says some Jewish students on her campus feel they have to hide who they are. The 22-year-old knows of several who tuck their Star of David necklaces inside their shirts, self-conscious about drawing attention to their Jewish identity.

How interfaith groups are combating the rise in anti-Semitism

Mark Kellner, Deseret News


The rise in anti-Semitism, highlighted by murderous attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen earlier this year, suggests a looming concern on the global stage, and a conflict between elements of radical Islam and Jewish people. 


Illinois Becomes First State to Pass Anti-BDS Bill
Brandeis Center


The Brandeis Center lauds the Illinois State House of Representatives for passing a bill preventing the state from investing in companies that boycott the State of Israel.



Read more  


The Brandeis Center praises UC President Janet Napolitano's support for State department definition Of anti-Semitism
Brandeis Center


The Brandeis Center commends University of California President Janet Napolitano for personally supporting the U.S. State Department's definition of anti-Semitism. 

Read more


Invitation to the Institute of
Law & Policy

: Summer Program for international lawyers and   overseas students
When: June 29 - July 15, 2015
Where: Jerusalem

In This Issue
Support LDB
Louis Brandeis Photo
The Louis D. Brandeis Center is a nonprofit organization supported by individuals, groups and foundations that share our concern about Jewish college students.  Contributions are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  To support our efforts to combat campus anti-Semitism, please contact us at info@brandeiscenter.com.
12-11-29 Standing KLM photo
Kenneth L. Marcus

Can We Help You? 

The Louis D. Brandeis Center stands ready if we can help you to combat anti-Semitism in higher education. Please contact us if you are a student or professor who needs our help.  We are also available to provide technical assistance to university administrators who are interested in achieving legal compliance and best practices for eliminating campus anti-Semitism.
Join Our Mailing List