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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

THGAAC 2022 Study on Antisemitism in Texas & December 2023 Addendum

December 4, 2023

Dear friends and supporters,

This week, we submitted an Addendum to the 2022 Study on Antisemitism in Texas to the Texas Legislature on behalf of the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission (THGAAC). We are attaching a copy for you to review and share with your members and stakeholders.

This addendum was made necessary by the surge in global antisemitism we have seen since October 7. As you know too well, Jewish communities in Texas are on high alert for attacks, from social media and public spaces to high schools and universities.

The THGAAC and Gov Abbott's office have taken multiple steps to raise awareness and fight this hatred, which are detailed in this Addendum.

As directed by Gov. Abbott, this Addendum also includes two recommendations to help Texans identify acts of antisemitism and quickly report them to law enforcement and for law enforcement to take preemptive action before dangerous acts occur.

In the coming months, we will develop additional recommendations to fight antisemitism as we continue working directly with you and your communities, pursuant to our mission under House Bill 3257 from the 87th Legislature.

Thank you for your partnership in these difficult times.


Kenneth E. Goldberg, Chair 
Joy Nathan, Executive Director