Exploring Contemporary Anti-Semitism

Top Pick March 4, 2019 North Chelmsford Free
Canceled
(Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
(Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

How and why does anti-Semitism persist in communities today? What can we do as educators, neighbors and religious institutions to confront hatred in our schools and communities? To explore these questions, come to this professionally developed class at Congregation Shalom led by a teacher from the organization Facing History and Ourselves.

Facing History’s groundbreaking lessons explore the role that anti-Semitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary anti-Semitism. The lessons provide strategies and resources for discussing controversial issues with students that are especially urgent at this historical moment. They also provide a lens through which we can construct effective ways of responding to such issues within the Jewish community, in particular.

In this seminar/workshop, participants will:

  • Explore the lesson series “The Persistence of Hate: What the 2017 Unite the Right Rally Revealed About Contemporary Anti-Semitism,” which investigates the August 2017 events in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary anti-Semitism
  • Examine American anti-Semitism in a historical context by exploring primary sources from the 20th century
  • Discuss community responses to these events and how students, communities and religious institutions can choose to participate in strengthening society when faced with violations based upon hatred or bigotry

After this seminar/workshop:

  • Educators will receive coaching and support as they implement the lessons in their classrooms
  • All participants are eligible to become part of the Facing History Educator Network with access to educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides and books and DVDs accessible through the Facing History free online lending library

Please note: All participants need to create a Facing History profile in order to register for this event, which includes a light dinner. Please go to facinghistory.org to create your profile. After that, visit this link to register for the event. If you have any difficulty with the Facing History site, please contact Sara Bellin of Facing History at sara_bellin@facinghistory.org.

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Fact Sheet
When
Monday, March 4, 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where
Congregation Shalom
87 Richardson Rd
North Chelmsford, MA 01863
Price
Free

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