June 27, 2021
Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness
917-512-4585, [email protected]
Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) is outraged and appalled by the recent antisemitic incident at San Diego State University (SDSU), in which the large menorah in front of the Chabad House was vandalized. ACF will not stand by as Jewish spaces at our alma mater are targeted.
On Friday, June 25th, the Chabad House was vandalized for the third time in two months. Rabbi Chalom Boudjnah stated that “two students’ broke a branch off the Menorah in front of the house, ripped the banner with Jewish students' pictures on it, and laughed while running off with the broken pieces.” We are appalled by the senseless antisemitism that has once again cropped up at SDSU.
ACF Chapter Leader Michelle Golan states, “For me the biggest message I'd like to pass along is that this type of behavior is not indicative of what SDSU and our community stands for. We should be holding the students to a higher standard of inclusion and equality so all students can feel safe and comfortable on campus to be who they are.”
ACF calls on President Adela de la Torre and the SDSU Police Department to take necessary and appropriate action moving forward that ensures the safety of the campus Jewish community.
We ask that supporters of the Jewish community at SDSU join the student leaders of Chabad and donate to their GoFundMe to help repair damage.
About ACF: Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) is America’s unified alumni voice on issues of antisemitism, demonization of Israel, and bigotry. With over forty chapters, ACF positions thousands of alumni on the front lines of key issues at their alma maters and works to ensure that universities remain pillars of open dialogue and equal opportunity for all students. For more information, please visit www.campusfairness.org.