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Confronting Antisemitism: Brave Classrooms

Join us to explore ways to combat contemporary manifestations of antisemitism. Dinner to follow. Participants are encouraged to attend the evening community event.

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New York, NY

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Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.


This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

CTLE hours are available for attendance at the workshop as well as the Community Event.

Civics & Citizenship Social Studies
Civic Education Equity Education

In This Workshop You Will

  1. Have space for a conversation about contemporary antisemitism, racism, stereotypes and prejudices.

  2. Gain strategies to lead classroom discussions on the importance of recognizing and addressing current forms of antisemitism and other forms of discrimination.

  3. Engage with classroom resources to combat antisemitism, bigotry and hatred.

This workshop will be held in-person at Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007  Richard Harris Terrace Room. Dinner will be provided after the workshop from 6:00 to 7:00 and all attendees are encouraged to stay for Confronting Antisemitism: Communities Standing Up, Together Community Event starting at 7:00. 

In 2023, antisemitism and racist stereotypes continue to disrupt our communities and our efforts to live in a multicultural society. Jews and Jewish communities have been stereotyped, discriminated against, and violently attacked based on a wide range of false and dangerous accusations for millennia. This is, in part, why scholars have dubbed antisemitism an old and “convenient” hatred—and why questions remain about how it functions in society.

Join us for a 90 minute interactive workshop to explore ways to combat and resist contemporary manifestations of antisemitism. As educators we will discuss strategies to teach about common antisemitic stereotypes  so that our students are better equipped to recognize and reject the antisemitism they may see online, in print, and in their communities. We will explore the questions: What is antisemitism, and how has it impacted Jews and non-Jews alike in the past and today? What are the consequences for a Democracy when a “single story” is used to exclude a group of people? This workshop will feature teaching lessons and resources that will help you make connections between traditional and contemporary antisemitism, and examine the shifting representations of this hateful ideology.

We will provide classroom ready resources, including:

  • A preview of the new lesson series, Preventing Hate Crimes created by Facing History in collaboration with the New York City Mayor’s Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes
  • A preview of the new Facing History Study Guide to the film “Repairing the World,” a documentary on the response to the antisemitic shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh
  • Materials from Facing History’s Resource Collection on Combating Antisemitism

This workshop is intended for middle and high school educators.

This community event is presented in partnership with Facing History & Ourselves and the New York City Mayor's Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes and is generously supported by UJA Federation of New York.


Evening Schedule

  1. Confronting Antisemitism: Brave Classrooms Workshop

    May 01, 2023 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
  2. Dinner

    May 01, 2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
  3. Confronting Antisemitism: Communities Standing Up, Together Community Event

    May 01, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

    Please join Facing History & Ourselves and the New York City Mayor's Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes for an essential and inspiring conversation exploring why antisemitism and white supremacy pose grave risks, and how communities can stand together to say: enough!
    Registered educators will be automatically registered for the optional community event.

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