Responding to incidents

The Board of Deputies is the community organisation that is tasked with assisting individuals and organisations to respond to antisemitic incidents, whether they occur in the workplace, school-yard, university campus or social media. A recent prominent example entailed intervening on behalf of a TAFE student who had been racially abused over a two-year period. Our involvement set in motion changes which resulted in TAFE NSW overhauling its anti-racism and anti-bullying policies and implementing a raft of protocols governing student conduct, staff responsibilities and complaint mechanisms for students suffering abuse.

Board of Deputies staff also work with schools after antisemitic incidents have taken place, offering a suite of responses which invariably include presentations on racism, participation in our Respect, Understanding, Acceptance (RUA) schools-harmony program and guided tours of the Sydney Jewish Museum.

If you wish to report an incident, call the Board of Deputies on 9360 1600 or submit the details on this FORM.

Here are some way that individuals can help combat antisemitism.

CEO Darren Bark and Head of Operations and daughter of Holocaust survivors Mary Guth, with the Sydney Jewish Museum's Rebecca Kummerfeld and Norman Seligman responding to an antisemitic incident