IHRA Definition of Antisemitism Resources

In 2016, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which includes the United States, formally adopted the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism (“the IHRA Definition”). The IHRA Definition, initially published by a European Union agency in 2005, has been used by the U.S. State Department since 2010 and is sometimes referred to as the State Department’s Working Definition of Antisemitism.

The definition states:

“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews.
Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals
and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

Accompanying the IHRA Definition are eleven examples that “may serve as illustrations” of how antisemitism manifests contemporaneously, ranging from age-old anti-Jewish tropes, to Holocaust denial, to certain expressions of animus toward the Jewish State of Israel that may at times cross the line into antisemitism. 

Make Your Voice Heard in New Jersey


Urge NJ State Senators to vote YES on two bills to pass the IHRA definition of antisemitism and protect our Jewish communities!


NJ Senate Bill 1292 (sponsored by Senator James Beach) and NJ Assembly Bill A3558 (sponsored by Assemblyman Gary Schaer) will accomplish the following:

  • Create a clear definition of antisemitism in New Jersey based on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition.
  • Call on the State of New Jersey to use this definition of antisemitism to determine whether an alleged act was motivated by antisemitism.
  • Call on the Office of the Attorney General to establish a public-funded awareness campaign that promotes bias crime reporting in New Jersey. 


Urge NJ Senators to vote YES on the Antisemitism Awareness Act!


The Antisemitism Awareness Act (H.R.6090) is bipartisan legislation that requires the Department of Education to consider the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism when enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws. 


At a time when antisemitism on campus is rampant, the Antisemitism Awareness Act will help protect students and others by clearly and concisely defining antisemitism.  


The Antisemitism Awareness Act is a bipartisan, bicameral bill that has received united support from the Jewish community and allies. 



View the September 2023 Camden County Board of Commissioners Meeting which discussed the adoption of the IHRA definition for Camden County.