California K-12 antisemitism prompts pro bono legal helpline: ‘Kill the Jews’

Three leading Jewish organizations launched a pro bono antisemitism helpline on Thursday to assist California parents of children experiencing anti-Jewish harassment in K-12 schools.

The pilot helpline comes after a complaint was filed on Wednesday against Berkeley, California’s K-12 system detailing a number of reports from parents and students exposing antisemitic behavior conducted by peers and teachers. The Brandeis Center, the Anti-Defamation League, and StandwithUs partnered to launch the program.

Students chanted, “Kill the Jews,” “F— the Jews,” “F— Israel,” “KKK,” “Kill Israel,” “I hate those people,” and “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free,” as teachers watched without intervention at events organized by faculty using Berkeley Unified School District resources, the complaint states.

“The eruption of anti-Semitism in Berkeley’s elementary and high schools is like nothing I’ve
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