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AMCHA Initiative

October 31, 2015 -    

AMCHA Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, documenting, educating about, and combating antisemitism at institutions of higher education in America. While diminishing antisemitic behavior is our central focus, what drives us is the desire to protect Jewish students from both direct and indirect assault and fear while attending colleges and universities. AMCHA Initiative’s research arm carries out systematic, in-depth research and analysis of antisemitic activity and has developed a comprehensive method for defining, documenting, and analyzing manifestations of antisemitic behavior on campus, as well as the institutional structures that legitimize it and allow it to flourish.

AMCHA uses the results of its research and analysis to inform university administrators and the public about antisemitic incidents, the individuals and groups that perpetrate them, and to pressure university leaders to act.

AMCHA also mobilizes community activists and has developed a model of response that can be used to impact campuses across the country.

AMCHA is the Hebrew word meaning “Your People” and connotes “grassroots,” “the masses,” and “ordinary people.” AMCHA Initiative strives to bring together people from all over North America to speak in one voice and express their concern for the safety and well-being of Jewish college and university students.