Anti-Semitism / Jewish Federations / Jewish Organizations / University

“…but the real stimulus to Federation funding was the occasional threat of anti-Semitism”

I argued for funding to do more serious Jewish education on campus, but the real stimulus to Federation funding was the occasional threat of anti-Semitism. This seemed to me upside down: Creative programming seemed like a much better way to ensure the solidity of the campus Jewish presence. Nor was there serious anti-Semitism to worry about. There were occasional issues, but the administration…were on top of such things.

Howard Wettstein, “Being Jewish On Campus”, Conversations, Issue 24 (Winter 2016/5776), 123.