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“Understanding & Confronting Anti-Jewish Hate” Community Series

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is launching a brand-new programming initiative, Understanding & Confronting Anti-Jewish Hate. Beginning in December 2023, this initiative will be anchored in a series of programs focused on helping the Chicagoland community identify and address antisemitism head-on.

Featuring plenary discussions with Holocaust Survivors, historians, and community, civic, and religious leaders, the series will provide audiences with a meaningful examination of contemporary issues and challenges of antisemitism, and present concrete action items in response to how we can combat acts of hatred in our neighborhoods, on college campuses, and on a global scale. Details about programs in this series will be published below as they become available.

On-Site Program: Confronting Antisemitism – A Training for Parents & Caregivers
April 21, 2:30 pm

The recent rise of antisemitism in the United States has resulted in a 49% increase in antisemitic incidents in K-12 schools in 2022. Join us as we confront this alarming trend with an interactive workshop designed for parents and caregivers of school-age children from all backgrounds and levels of knowledge on the topic led by Ari Sagett, Museum Board Member and 3G descendant of Holocaust Survivors, and Doris Lazarus, 2G descendant of Holocaust Survivors.

Through videos, images, and discussions, workshop participants will learn about the diversity of Jewish identities, as well as historic and contemporary manifestations of antisemitism. The workshop will guide participants through self-reflection activities on identity and implicit vs. explicit bias; deconstructing antisemitic images that illustrate larger antisemitic tropes; and scenario-based problem-solving to recognize and respond to antisemitism in their communities.

Free to the public. Reservations required.

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Community Partners: ADL Midwest; Evelyn R. Green AJC Chicago Regional Office; Sheerit Hapleitah; Loyola University Chicago Jewish Faculty, Staff and Allies (JFSA) Affinity Group

Supported by Carole Feiger, David P. Brody Charitable Trust, and the Wiznitzer Family.

Photo credits: Scott Edwards

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