The Combating Hate Video Campaign

By Sam Gault, Communications and Engagement Manager

April 16, 2024

In January of 2024, five member organizations of the Communities Combating Hate Coalition–NCJW, Ayada Leads, Jewish Community Action, Jews and Allies United Against Antisemitism, and Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment–gathered in a studio to record a series of interviews with Jewish and Muslim advocates and community leaders. NCJW was admirably represented by the voices of Judi Shink and Susan Spiers.

Our questions covered a range of topics, from their definitions of and experiences with antisemitism and Islamophobia, to what they love about being Jewish or Muslim. Over the following months, I edited these recordings into a series of 14 public service announcement-style videos, each of them featuring a Jewish and a Muslim person, with the goal of educating the broader public about the impacts of hate on our communities and what we are doing to build a better world through the cultivation of peace, love, and understanding.

We released the first of these videos on Facebook and Instagram on April 15, and will be posting two per week through the end of May– please like and share! You can also view the full playlist of videos in widescreen format, which will be continually updated as more are released, on NCJW’s YouTube channel. Asian Media Collective, also a member of the Combating Hate Coalition, separately produced a video of their own for the Lunar New Year, which you can check out here.

In these troubled times, inter-community solidarity and compassion are more important than ever. NCJW is proud to stand with our Muslim and other interfaith allies to present a united front against hate.