Welcome to AIAAS

Our mission: To proactively deter and reactively combat

anti-Semitism in Atlanta through community connections,

constructive dialogue and grassroots action.

 

About Us

Who is AIAAS

Atlanta Initiative Against Anti-Semitism was formed by a group of Atlanta-based, Jewish women outraged by the lack of public outcry and action taken to respond to acts of anti-Semitism in the Atlanta metropolitan area and throughout the country. Our inaugural event was the organizing of a non-partisan and non-denominational community leadership forum, made up of over 300 community leaders and volunteers, to help collectively identify the actions we need to take to help combat anti-Semitic acts. We seek volunteers to join our cause and to be active immediately and over the long haul in this imperative action against all forms of anti-Semitism. Please check back with us often to track our progress and to discover the newest ways to become involved and join our collective and unequivocal stand against all forms of anti-Semitism.

 

Taking a Stand

Atlanta Initiative Against Anti-Semitism (AIAAS) is a grassroots, action-oriented effort to create community solidarity in the greater metropolitan Atlanta community to advance dialogue and combat anti-Semitism. Our means will include:

  • Uniting the community’s diverse sectors, including schools, civic organizations, religious institutions, businesses, government officials, law enforcement officials, the media, and cultural and social entities, with concerned citizens to speak up against all acts of anti-Semitism. 

  • Supporting integrated initiatives throughout the community that promote prevention of and responses to acts of anti-Semitism.

  • Engaging in community-wide programs of education against anti-Semitism aimed at all ages, organizations, and denominations.

 

Atlanta Leadership Forum on Anti-Semitism Supporters

In alphabetical order:

 

The Aha! Connection

Ahavath Achim Synagogue                           

The Alfred and Adele Davis Academy

The Alliance Theatre

All Saints’ Episcopal Church

Alpharetta Department of Public Safety

American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU)

American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

American Jewish Committee (AJC)

Am Yisrael Chai

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Arlington Memorial Park

AT&T

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

Atlanta Interfaith Manifesto

Atlanta Jewish Academy

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival

Atlanta Jewish Times

Atlanta Police Department

BB&T

BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization)

Bend the Arc

The Ben Marion Institute for Social Justice, Inc.

Boy Scout Troop 1818

Brookhaven Police Department

Camp Judaea

Camp Living Wonders

Camp Ramah Darom

The Carter Center

The Center for Civil and Human Rights

Center for Israel Education

Central Congregational United Church of Christ

Chabad Intown

Chabad of Cobb

Chabad of North Fulton

Chamblee Police

Chick-Fil-A

City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

City of Brookhaven    

City of Decatur Better Together Initiative

City of Decatur Interfaith Network

City of Dunwoody

City of Peachtree Corners

City of Roswell Police Department

City of Sandy Springs

City of Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce

City of Tucker

The Coca-Cola Company

Compassionate Atlanta

Conexx

Congregation Anshi S’fard

Congregation Ariel

Congregation Bet Haverim

Congregation Beth Jacob

Congregation Beth Shalom               

Congregation Beth Tefillah - Chabad

Congregation B’nai Torah

Congregation Dor Tamid

Congregation Etz Chaim

Congregation Gesher L’Torah

Congregation Ner Tamid

Congregation Or Hadash          

Congregation Or VeShalom                                 

Congregation Shearith Israel

Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast

Council on American-Islamic Relations Georgia

Dekalb County School District

Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care

Dunwoody High School

Dunwoody Police Department

Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Elizabeth Baptist Church

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Emory University

The Epstein School

Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta

Fearless Dialogues

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta

Friendship Circle of Atlanta

Fulton County Office of the Chairman, Board of Commissioners

Fulton County Schools

Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)

Georgia Commission on the Holocaust

Georgia Congressman Barry Loudermilk

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia State University

Grady Health Foundation

Hadassah Greater Atlanta

Hands On Atlanta

Heards Ferry Elementary School

Hillels of Georgia

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Holy Spirit Preparatory School

Impact Church

Interfaith Community Initiatives (ICI)

InterfaithFamily/Atlanta

Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta

Israel365, A Georgia Network of Christians for Israel

Israeli Scouts of Atlanta

JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund)

JerusalemU

Jewcer

Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta (JCRC)

Jewish Democratic Women’s Salon Atlanta

Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS)

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Jewish Home Life Communities

Jewish Kids Group

Jewish Moms of Atlanta

Jewish National Fund (JNF)

Jewish Student Union

Jewish Women’s Connection of Atlanta

Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta

Johns Creek Police Department

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

The Latin American Association

Limmud

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta

Marist School

Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah

Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church

National Council of Jewish Women Atlanta (NCJW)

NCR

NFTY-SAR (North American Federation of Temple Youth – Southern Area Region)

North Springs Charter High School

North Springs United Methodist Church

Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Office of the Dekalb County District Attorney, Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

ORT

PJ Library

Republican Jewish Coalition

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Roswell Community Masjid

Sandy Springs Christian Church

Sandy Springs Police Department

SOJOURN, The Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity

St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church

The Temple

Temple Beth Tikvah

Temple Emanu-El

Temple Kehillat Chaim                        

Temple Kol Emeth

Temple Sinai Atlanta

Torah Day School of Atlanta

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness

Unitarian Universalists Jewish Clergy

United States Attorney, Northern District of Georgia, John Horn

United States Department of Homeland Security

URJ Camp Coleman

The Weber School

William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum

Woodstock Police Department

Young Israel of Toco Hills

INVITATION ONLY!

Atlanta Leadership Forum on Anti-Semitism

Atlanta Initiative Against Anti-Semitism (AIAAS) hosted, on March 30, 2017, an invitation-only, RSVP-required, non-partisan Leadership Forum, co-sponsored with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC), which assembled approximately 200 community leaders representing over 150  of Atlanta's most prestigious organizations to stand in solidarity against anti-Semitism and discuss way to combat it and all forms of hate in our community. The Forum participants represented every sector across Atlanta, including religious, social, ethnic, cultural, civic, government, law enforcement, business, education, non-profit and more.

 

AIAAS’ Forum goals were as follows:

     1.    To assemble community leaders to stand in solidarity and make a powerful, collective denunciation of anti-Semitism,                 which could be used as an example for other communities around the country to do the same.

     2.    To host a forum where all entities can share and gain support for the various initiatives they’re working on.

     3.    To create a cohesive community response and action plan to combat anti-semitism, which AIAAS volunteers will                           work to implement.

The outcomes of the forum are informing a community action plan that AIAAS' dedicated volunteer corps will work to carry out.

 

    SCHOOL

    IS BACK IN SESSION!

    A MESSAGE FOR PARENTS ABOUT ANTI-SEMITISM AND HATE IN SCHOOL:

    As the school year gets underway, please know that if your child experiences anti-Semitism, or any other form of hate, at school and you are in need of additional support, there are resources to help.

     

    A MESSAGE FOR EDUCATORS ABOUT ANTI-SEMITISM AND HATE IN SCHOOL:

    There are a number of invaluable local organizations providing myriad resources of ready-to-use, pre-developed programming and hands-on experiences that educate on hate, the Holocaust,     Social Emotional Learning, tolerance and more. Please reach out to them to gain access to what’s available TODAY for DIRECT INCORPORATION into school curricula and programming.

     

     "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

    Margaret Mead

     

    Please contact AIAAS with media inquiries, about the Forum, or to 

     volunteer to help the cause!