Congregation Beth Israel (Colleyville, Texas Hostage Situation)
University resources are always available to those needing support. Those affected by the recent hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, are encouraged to make use of these resources, which include:
- Student Mental Health & Counseling; Yale College Community Care;
- Faculty and Staff personal wellness signature benefits, including confidential counseling sessions; and
- The Chaplain’s Office; chaplains are available to meet one on one with anyone who would like to talk.
Many Yale community members also reach out for support to trusted advisors, supervisors, or communities, including staff from the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale.
University help and support is also available for any concerns related to discrimination and harassment.
In research and teaching, and in the broader education of future leaders, Yale studies and addresses antisemitism in its past and present forms. Kimberly Goff-Crews, secretary and vice president for university life, has written recently of the painful reality that antisemitism continues to persist, of the need to name and address acts of hate and bias, and of the importance of creating a culture of belonging at Yale. The Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism brings together university resources and faculty members, sponsoring talks and lectures, many of which are available online.