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Confronting Antisemitism

August 2023

Professional Development that Supports Educators and Empowers Learners

In an era where antisemitism is on the rise globally, Jewish tweens and teens are acutely aware of this concerning trend. Recognizing the impact on students’ personal lives and their identities as Jews in the modern world, educators play a crucial role in addressing these challenges. This series is designed to empower educators with the knowledge, tools, and skills necessary to tackle the issue of rising antisemitism within their classrooms.

Session Overview: Equipping Educators to Address Antisemitism

The series focuses on providing educators with practical strategies for:

  1. Understanding, Coping with, and Responding to Antisemitism:
    • Educating participants on the nuances of antisemitism, enabling them to foster understanding among students.
    • Equipping educators with coping mechanisms and effective responses to address instances of antisemitism within the educational environment.
  2. Dealing with Subtle Antisemitism and Traumatic Events:
    • Offering insights into identifying and addressing subtle forms of antisemitism, fostering a more inclusive classroom.
    • Providing guidance on navigating and supporting students in the aftermath of traumatic events related to antisemitism.
  3. Building Student and Communal Resilience:
    • Workshop activities aimed at building resilience among students, empowering them to face challenges head-on.
    • Fostering a sense of community resilience to strengthen the collective response to antisemitism.
  4. Empowering Students:
    • Strategies for empowering students to navigate their identities as Jews in the face of rising antisemitism.
    • Encouraging open dialogue and empowering students to be advocates against antisemitism in their communities.

Empowering Educators for Inclusive Education

As educators delve into this series, they gain not only a deeper understanding of the challenges posed by rising antisemitism but also the practical tools to create a supportive and resilient learning environment. By addressing subtle forms of antisemitism, responding effectively to incidents, and building communal resilience, educators become key players in empowering students to navigate their identities and stand against antisemitism. In the face of a troubling global trend, this series equips educators to foster awareness, resilience, and empowerment among Jewish tweens and teens.

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