Confronting Antisemitism: Empowering Our Students & Ourselves
Antisemitism is on the rise around the world, from graffiti, hate speech, and social media attacks, to more violent crimes including physical assault and worse. Jewish tweens and teens are very aware of this growing hate and need proper support to help address the psychological and emotional impact on their personal lives and on their identities as Jews in the modern world.
This series aims to equip teachers, communal professionals, and youth leaders in Jewish schools and programs with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to address rising antisemitism with their students.
Session 1: Finding Our Jewish Identities Amidst Rising Antisemitism
Session 2: The Roots of Antisemitism and its Modern Manifestations
Session 3: Strategies for Confronting Antisemitism, and the Impact of Doing So
Session 4: Building Resilient Communities in the Face of Antisemitism
Available cohorts and schedules will be published shortly. If you are interested in partnering with us to bring this program to a group of 25 or more educators please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This series is facilitated by members of The Lookstein Center staff.
Naomi Schrager has worked as a Jewish studies teacher for two decades, and ultimately served as an Assistant Principal at Yavneh Academy of Dallas before making Aliyah to Israel. Naomi completed Yeshiva University's Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies while pursuing her Master's degree at Azrieli Graduate School of Education. She oversees course implementation and instruction at The Lookstein Center's online school, Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy.
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.