Amid surge of antisemitism over Hanukkah, WJC takes to social media to #SpreadLight

03 Jan 2020

As details of the brutal antisemitic stabbing attack in Monsey, New York unfolded last Saturday, the World Jewish Congress’ Jewish Diplomatic Corps took symbolic action to share the strong reactions felt by the Jewish community and allies worldwide, expressing shock, outrage, grief, and anger at yet another violent attack on Jews.

Implementing an immediate, visible act to show unity and resolve, Jewish Diplomats all around the world lit Hanukkah candles on the eighth night of the holiday both privately in their homes and publicly across social media feeds, choosing to #SpreadLight proudly and broadly, rather than to hide in the shadows. 
The Jewish Diplomats are an elite cadre of 300 young Jewish professionals from more than 50 countries, who work with the WJC under the leadership of President Ronald S. Lauder on a volunteer basis to enhance its diplomatic efforts and outreach.