Hi all! It’s my first time here. Like many of you, I am feeling overwhelmed and very tired of antisemitism which is just been amplified recently. I live in a midsize city with a large young artist and forward thinking population. I’ve always been involved in the volunteering with arts organizations that serve marginalized groups, and I’ve contributed a great deal of time and money to the local contemporary art museum. I have always supported organizations with forward thinking causes. I feel completely abandoned and heartbroken by my community’s blatant antisemitism, specifically coming from organizations I’ve dedicated myself to supporting. It is overwhelming and it is all over the place right now. Just to be clear, I’m talking about the use of rhetoric along the lines of “colonialist genocidal settler occupation” etc and victim blaming that is pervasive in certain groups right now. There is also a growing n@zi presence here. I don’t think I can take it anymore and I want to start over somewhere where there is a diversity of viewpoints and an arts or at least a decent food scene. Having a deli where I could get matzo ball soup would a bonus. I know that I can’t escape the type of anti-Israel and antisemitism I mentioned without moving to Israel. I can work remotely and I am in the field that is in high demand so I’m not really worried about job opportunities. New York and New Jersey are out of the question because my husband is not in favor of moving to either. I’m looking for a small city or large town with a reformed or conservative congregation that is friendly and open minded. The city that I live in is so polarized. I know I won’t be able to find exactly the right mixture of viewpoints that I want, that’s not what I’m asking for. I’m looking more for a new experience where I can get involved with my Jewish community. Thank you for any suggestions. My heart and thoughts are with everybody who is suffering right now.
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