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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021

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Julia Jassey

Activist and feminist

Jewish feminist Julia Jassey is the executive director of “Jewish on Campus,” an activist organization combating antisemitism in universities. Jassey is also a scholar with the American Sephardi Federation and the co-host of the Nice Jewish Girls podcast. An undergraduate at the University of Chicago, Jassey was the subject of a July 2021 CNN profile in which she discussed her experience of antisemitism on her own campus, and her consequent decision to found a group for Jewish students who had undergone similar trauma. "It's intense," Jassey said of experiences dealing with hate online. "I've gotten death threats, I've gotten sexual assault threats, I've gotten called lots of slurs, my family's gotten death threats." (Photo: courtesy)

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