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We Need to Talk About Antisemitism

Date: Wednesday, August 14
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (EDT)

Educators are on the front lines supporting Jewish teens, attending public and secular private schools, as they face more and more antisemitic rhetoric and acts of hate. To support YOU, the educator, we are hosting a gathering for educators who supports these teens: congregational educators and public/secular private school educators and administrators.

Rabbi Diana Fersko, author of “We Need to Talk About Antisemitism,” will be our keynote, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in this field. She’ll provide practical tools and language to help prepare you to support students in the coming school year. We’ll conclude the afternoon with a panel of local educators and social workers from Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and Jewish Family Services Central and MetroWest available to support you and teens on an ongoing basis.

*Location provided upon registration

We support and #StandWithIsrael as we continue to build a strong Jewish community here in NJ

Questions? Contact Ilyse Shainbrown at [email protected] or (973) 929-3080

Mara Berger, Chair, Holocaust Council
Jennifer Emdur, Chair, Jewish Educational Initiatives Committee

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