Antisemitism: Why It’s On the Rise and What You Can Do About It
Join Fyli, Thursday, June 17th at Noon EST for a panel discussion featuring Jill Wagner, Arnie Herz, Adela Cojab, and Moderator, Micaela Mangot.
This panel will allow our larger community to discuss what is happening and bring together Jewish and non-Jewish leaders to not only be allies but advocates.
MODERATOR & PANELSTS:
Jill Wagner, Journalist and Host for Cheddar
Adela Cojab, an Israeli activist, public speaker, and author
Arnie Herz, Founder of Business & Complex Crises Law Firm
MODERATOR: Micaela Mangot, Vice President of Global Business Development at Samarian Group
MEET OUR SPEAKERS:
Jill Wagner is an anchor at Cheddar News. She is an Emmy and Murrow Award-winning journalist, and the co-founder of Need2Know, a daily newsletter breaking down the day’s top news stories. Jill is also the co-host of Cheddar’s Need2Know podcast.
Previously, Jill worked at CBS News, where she covered business, the stock market, and consumer issues for CBS network and affiliate morning shows across the country. She covered market reaction to Brexit and the 2016 presidential election in the U.S. Prior to working at CBS News, Jill was a political and general assignment reporter at News 12 Long Island, where she won two Emmy Awards, including one for TV writing. She was also honored to receive an Edward R. Murrow Award for a series in which she traveled to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland with Holocaust survivors, students and WWII veterans who helped liberate the concentration camps.
Jill began her on-air career at the CBS affiliate in Lansing, Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Michigan and a Master’s degree from Columbia University.
Adela Cojab Moadeb:
Adela Cojab Moadeb is a recent NYU graduate, published author, and Israel activist. She currently serves as a consultant for the EndJewHatred Movement.
As a student, she was president of Realize Israel, a Senator on NYU Student Government, and served as the official representative of Jewish Students for the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Before graduating, Adela filed a Title VI complaint with the Office of Civil Rights against NYU for failing to protect the Jewish community from consistent harassment. Her case prompted the Executive Order to include Jewish Students in Title VI protections and ended in the first Title VI settlement openly addressing anti-Semitism as a form of discrimination.
Her work, from political advocacy to interfaith peace rallies, has been recognized by national and international organizations, earning her designation as a Broome and Allen Fellow, a PROPEL Women 30 Under 30, and Jewish Week 36 Under 36, and most recently, Top 40 Jewish Leaders of Latin America, with features in the New York Times, New York Post, Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, and Fox News, among other news outlets.
Adela is, proudly, a Syrian-Lebanese Jew born in Mexico City, Mexico, and raised in Deal, New Jersey.
Arnie Herz is the President of AJC Long Island, Co-Chair of AJC’s National Leadership Council, an AJC Visionary member, and member of the AJC National Policy Commission, AJC Planned Giving Committee and AJC Leadership Exchange Committee. Arnie participated in the AJC exchange programs in Poland (2014) and Germany (2019) and attended missions to Morocco (2016), Poland, Latvia and Czech Republic (2017) and the Ramer Institute 20th Anniversary in Berlin (2018). Arnie is actively engaged in regular diplomatic and political outreach in New York City and Long Island.
For his day job, Arnie has a thriving business, trademark and entertainment & media law practice with a focus on day-to-day legal matters as well as highly complex disputes. He is a court appointed mediator for the Federal and State Courts in New York. As a professional speaker, he has delivered over 100 programs and keynotes on topics related to the attorney-client relationship, negotiation and conflict resolution.
Arnie is married to Suzanne Kolen. Together they have five children and are involved with the Chabad of Port Washington and a number of community organizations. In his rare free time, he is an avid (but not very good) chess player. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A. 1984) and Fordham Law School (J.D. 1991).
Micaela Mangot brings enthusiastic energy and a diverse skillset to her role as VP of Global Business Development at Samarian Group. Her portfolio of responsibilities includes: executing Samarian’s business development strategy, maintaining investor relationship-building and retention, conducting due diligence, as well as, implementing and developing creative marketing strategies.
Prior to joining the Samarian Group, Ms. Mangot worked in Product Management for KPMG’s On-Demand Technology team. Wearing multiple hats, Mangot spent her time creating go-to-market strategies for their technology solutions, as well as, help build and add new features to their existing SaaS solutions. While at KPMG, Ms. Mangot taught herself to code in Natural Language Generation and navigate SaaS systems.
A thirst for learning is central to Mangot’s being. Ms. Mangot is a proud and distinguished New York University alumna, earning a Bachelor of Science. She has always been interested in emerging technology startups and continues to keep up on the latest trends in the industry.
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