With the increase in antisemitic attacks in the New York area and around the world, nurses approached the OJNA Board of Directors to organize a program to address these concerns.  OJNA organized a panel of speakers to present on various angles of coping with antisemitism in the workplace. This event took place in New York City, and live video streaming occurred in the following OJNA chapter locations: Pittsburgh, PA – Florida – Detroit, MI – Atlanta, GA – Baltimore, MD

Special thank you to our sponsors Chai Lifeline and The Orthodox Union

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About our presenters:

Mr. Allen Feigin, Esq. is the Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union (OU) and has years of experience working as a an attorney at Proskauer Rose, LLP focusing on employment law.

Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox is widely recognized as an expert on trauma and conducts training for first-responders for crisis and trauma intervention in Jewish communities across the globe. He is the Director of Project Chai, the Crisis Intervention, Trauma, and Bereavement department of Chai Lifeline International.

Jack Newhouse, Esq. is a partner at Virginia & Ambinder, LLP.  He is an experienced litigator committed to helping workers navigate complex employment disputes, including individual and class action claims for unpaid wages and benefits, employment discrimination, and breach of contract. Mr. Newhouse has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.  He has experience representing a variety of workers in various industries, including construction, nursing, food service, waste collection, moving, exterminating, security, sales, and financial services. Mr. Newhouse has given employment law trainings at numerous non-profit and public interest organizations, including New York Legal Assistance Group, Palladium, Inc., The Osborne Association, New York City Employment & Training Coalition, and The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. In addition, he has been selected to the Super Lawyers’ Rising Star list from 2015 through 2018.

Ziporah Reich, Esq. is the Director of Litigation at The Lawfare Project which is part of a global network of legal professionals that contribute their skills, time and expertise to defending the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and pro-Israel community, and fighting discrimination. Unfortunately, due to a medical emergency, she was unable to attend this event.

Rabbi Jack Abramowitz is the editor of OU Torah (www.outorah.org) and Educational Correspondent for the web site Jew in the City. The creator of numerous Torah-study initiatives, including the OU’s Nach Yomi and HaShoneh Halachos programs, Rabbi Abramowitz is the author of six books including The Taryag Companion and The God Book, as well as the host of Ask Rabbi Jack on YouTube.