Canceled: The Persistence of Hate: Confronting Contemporary Antisemitism

January 25, 2022
Canceled: The Persistence of Hate

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Canceled: The Persistence of Hate: Confronting Contemporary Antisemitism

This event has been canceled.

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. Too often, we see how in moments of chaos and crisis, scapegoats are targeted for blame.  

Local and national tragedies like these underscore the rising tide of hatred and bigotry in the United States. Facing History and Ourselves, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Ohio Council of Holocaust and Genocide Education, and The Temple-Tifereth Israel will help participants explore this long-standing hatred against Jewish people. Rabbi Jonathan Cohen, Senior Rabbi at The Temple-Tifereth Israel, will lead a discussion on the state of antisemitism in our community today, how we understand it in the context of national or ethnic, religious, and racial hate, and our challenge as educators.

Participants will learn about resources and lessons from Facing History and Ourselves that delve into the historic roots of antisemitism. Using pieces from The Temple Museum of Jewish Art, Religion, and Culture, teachers will explore how visual artist Judith Weinshall Liberman uses her Holocaust wall hanging series to inspire each person to ”be moved enough to look into his/her own heart and resolve to be human."  Ultimately, participants will gain tools to help students consider how to respond with humanity when moments of bigotry occur.

This workshop is in conjunction with the Maltz Museum’s new special exhibition, Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory. Each registered educator will receive a guest pass to see the virtual or in-person special exhibition. Self-guided classroom tours or virtual tours are available now through Sunday, February 27, 2022.  Registered educators will also receive information on a virtual classroom Holocaust Survivor speaker and Q+A visit. (Free for 6-12th grades.)

This workshop is directed towards educators in the Cleveland, Ohio region.

January 25, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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