Confronting Antisemitism: Empowering Our Students & Ourselves


Antisemitism is on the rise around the world, and Jewish tweens and teens are very aware of this troubling trend. Educators can help address the impact on their students’ personal lives and on their identities as Jews in the modern world.

This series aims to equip educators with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to address rising antisemitism with their students.

Participants will learn and workshop classroom strategies for:

  • Understanding, coping with, and responding to antisemitism
  • Dealing with subtle antisemitism and with traumatic events
  • Building student and communal resilience
  • Empowering students

Session #1: Monday, July 31, 1:00 – 2:15 PM EST
Finding our Jewish Identities Amidst Rising Antisemitism

Session #2: Thursday, August 3, 1:00 – 2:15 PM EST
Confronting Antisemitism: Understanding and Coping

Session #3: Monday, August 7, 1:00 – 2:15 PM EST
Meaningful Steps to Combat Antisemitism

This series is being offered at a subsidized rate to ShalomLearning network partners.

Individual registration costs $18/teacher per session or the discounted price of $45/teacher for the entire series.
Schools/synagogues may register four or more educators for the full series (all three sessions) for the discounted group rate of $150.

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Series Facilitators:

This series is facilitated by members of The Lookstein Center staff.

Hyim Brandes

Hyim Brandes

Director of Technology

Hyim Brandes has worked at the intersection of Jewish education and technology for more than two decades spearheading projects and initiatives focusing on student personalization and 21st century learning. Hyim studied Jewish History at U.C. Berkeley, spent three years studying at Pardes, and was a Joshua Venture Group Fellow. At The Lookstein Center, Hyim serves as the Director of Technology, where in addition to being responsible for all things ed tech, he creates and facilitates trainings and professional development programs in history, combatting antisemitism, and 21st century learning. 
Shani Sicherman

Shani Sicherman

Digital Content Manager

For more than a decade, Shani Sicherman has been teaching in a range of settings, creating engaging content, and training educators. She holds a BA in Special Education and Jewish History as well as a Teaching Certificate from Bar-Ilan University. Shani creates, curates, and manages the educational content on The Lookstein Center's website and social media channels, designs digital curricular materials for the Center's online school, Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy, and runs varied PD trainings.

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