Rabbi Michael Barclay
Temple hosts talk on anti-Semitism
Updated: Dec 22, 2021
Temple Ner Simcha will host a public lecture and discussion titled “Anti-Semitism: A History of Hate” at 5:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 in a private room at Bogies, 32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village.
The discussion will cover the historical and theological roots of anti-Semitism, how it has been perpetuated for 2,000 years, how it manifests in the 21st century and how to respond appropriately when encountering such behavior.
Michael Barclay, spiritual leader of Temple Ner Simcha, will lead the talk.
Barclay is a recipient of the 2010 B’nai Zion Distinguished Humanitarian Award and a former professor at Loyola Marymount University.
Attendees will receive handouts and material concerning how to identify and combat anti-Semitism. As with all temple functions—High Holiday services included—there is no cost to attend.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitism is more prevalent now than it has been in decades, with over 1 billion people worldwide harboring anti-Semitic beliefs and two out of three people believing that the Holocaust never occurred or that it is exaggerated, the temple said in a press release.
For more information, go to nersimcha.org.