2016 Dorothy Gardner Adler State of Anti-Semitism Lecture Featuring: Lord George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury (RET)

The Simon Wiesenthal Center / Museum of Tolerance New York in partnership with The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center 

Lord George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury (Ret.), presented a Christian perspective on anti-Semitism, its root causes and the current situation in Europe and the UK. He also discussed the BDS movement and its attempts to delegitimize Israel to the full audience at Temple Emanu-El in Manhatten on Tuesday night.

Rabbi Meyer H. May, SWC Executive Director introduced the evening and Lord Carey and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, SWC Associate Director, moderated the Q&A after Lord Carey's lecture.


Photo L-R: Rabbi Meyer H. May, SWC Executive Director; SWC Trustee Allen Adler; Lord George Carey and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, SWC Associate Dean

The annual Dorothy Gardner Adler State of Anti-Semitism Lecture has been generously endowed in perpetuity by Simon Wiesenthal Center Trustee Allen Adler named in honor of his mother.

 



Though he retired as Archbishop of Canterbury in 2002, Lord George Carey still maintains a busy and active Christian ministry. Together with his wife, Eileen, he continues to serve churches, support charitable interests, write articles and books and give lectures on a range of topics from a Christian perspective all over the world.

Lord George Carey served as Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002. He is the author of numerous books, including, "Why I Believe in a Personal God", "Distinctiveness in Church Schools" and "Know the Truth: A Memoir". He is the recipient of the Royal Victorian Chain and the Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I.

Lord Carey is one of the patrons of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's exhibition, "People, Book, Land: The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People" with the Holy Land exhibition. He traveled to Paris with Wiesenthal Center officials to protest when the exhibition was initially delayed.

Read Lord Carey's remarks here

Photos: Lia Jay Photography