Letter to sponsors of “Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act”

[The following letter was sent to the sponsors of the “Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act” in the Missouri legislature: Sen. Mike Kehoe, Sen. Jill Schupp and Speaker of the House Todd Richardson.]

Thank you for sponsoring the “Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act.” On behalf of the faith communities and constituencies we represent, we commend you for your passion and dedication to this bill.  

Once passed, Missouri will become the 25th state to send a clear message that hate and bigotry have no place in our state.  We appreciate your recognition that national origin boycotts directed at Israel ultimately lead to discriminatory business practices. 

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Thank you once again for standing with Israel, supporting the Israel-Missouri relationship, and advocating for an atmosphere of tolerance and respect in Missouri. We stand with you and the other leaders who have stood tall to drive the efforts on House Bill 2179 and Senate Bill 849, and will support you in your next steps to ensure the bills success and positive results before the end of the current legislative session.

Respectfully,

  • L. Louis Albert – CEO – Jewish Family & Children’s Service
  • Traci Goldstein – Co-President – St. Louis Friends of Israel
  • Stuart Klamen – Founder – The Bergson Group
  • Nancy Lisker – Regional Director – American Jewish Congress (AJC)
  • Rachel Miller – Founder – Shaving Israel
  • Mike Minoff – Co-President – St. Louis Friends of Israel
  • Maharat Rori Picker Neiss – Executive Director – Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)
  • Andrew Rehfeld – President & CEO – Jewish Federation of St. Louis
  • Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose – Congregation B’nai Amoona
  • Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg – United Hebrew Congregation
  • Rabbi Mike Rovinsky – Director – Danforth Israel Scholars Program, Director – Jewish Students Union 
  • Rabbi Ze’ev Smason – Nusach Hari B’nai Zion Congregation 
  • Lynn Wittels – President & CEO – Jewish Community Center
  • Jenny Wolkowitz – Founder & Organizer – Coalition for Anti-Discrimination against Israel Act