This workshop has been canceled.
Part One: Tuesday, March 2nd, 4:30-6pm (ET)
In April, 2020 anti-Lockdown protesters in Columbus, Ohio carried signs with antisemitic messages and imagery. In 2018, congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh were murdered on a Sabbath observance honoring refugees. In the past and currently, we see how in moments of chaos and crisis, scapegoats are often targeted for blame.
Local and national tragedies like these underscore the rising tide of hatred and bigotry in the United States. Join Facing History staff as we share lessons that explore the 2017 Charlottesville, Virginia Unite the Right rally and other events that highlight this long-standing hatred against Jewish people.
In these lessons, educators will be given resources to aid students in an investigation of the historical roots of antisemitism and learn how it has intertwined with white supremacy. Ultimately, participants will gain tools to help students consider how to respond with humanity when moments of bigotry occur.
Part Two: Thursday, March 4th, 4:30-6pm (ET)
In this workshop, educators will be introduced to engaging tools and resources they can use when discussing antisemitism with students. A Holocaust Survivor from the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, Ohio, will inspire educators by sharing their personal experiences.
Participants will learn how to process hatred through artistic expression by studying the works of visual artist, Judith Weinshall Liberman. Liberman’s, Wannsee Plans and Yellow Star Holocaust Wall Hangings were inspired by her search to understand the roots of antisemitism. Exploring her art speaks to our hearts, and in her words, each of us ”will be moved enough to look into his/her own heart and resolve to be human."
Finally, Rabbi Jonathan Cohen, Senior Rabbi at The Temple-Tifereth Israel, a Reform synagogue in Beachwood, Ohio will lead a discussion on the layers of antisemitism, how we understand it in the context of hate, and how together we work and learn to transform the hate into hope.
Learn more about our program partners: Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and The Temple - Tifereth Israel
Each session of this workshop is 4:30 - 6:00pm (ET). This workshop will be held via Zoom. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event.
Times and Dates:
Session 1: March 2nd, 2021 4:30 - 6:00pm (ET)
Session 2: March 4th, 2021 4:30 - 6:00pm (ET)
* Please note the workshop is held on non-consecutive days; attendance is required on both days.