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International definition of antisemitism signed into law



Surrounded by Holocaust Survivor Halina Zimm, RTA students, Commonwealth elected officials and special guests, Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed historic legislation adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism into Virginia law on May 9.

(From left) At the signing ceremony are: Rabbi Sherry Grinsteiner of Congregation Or Atid, Ephraim Seidman, JCRC Israel Chair; Larry Goldman, JCRC Education Committee member; Miriam Davidow, JCRC Education Chair; and Amy Melnick-Scharf, JCRC Chair. They were among several hundred people at the ceremony.


(ABOVE) Gov. Glenn Youngkin also presented a  Proclamation to Halina Zimm declaring Jewish American Heritage Month in the Commonwealth.

The special ceremony was held outside the Governor’s Executive Mansion at the Capitol.


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