Jerry Hersh is an antisemitism awareness advocate. He presents and writes about current antisemitism. Jerry developed and presented a talk, “Online Disinformation and Antisemitism,” at the 2022 Limmud Bay Area conference for Jewish learning. He believes that, to alter common misperceptions and beliefs about Jews, Zionism, and Jewish identity, we must understand the repeating patterns of demonization of Jews and the damage it inflicts on society. Jerry addresses why antisemitism, like other forms of disinformation and misinformation, is so powerful and compelling to so many minds in the digital and social media age.
An attorney, Jerry seeks to help inform public policy and help others recognize potential civil rights violations. More broadly, he seeks to assist in fostering a healthier democracy and society by addressing the flood of online disinformation and misinformation.