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.