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Responding to Antisemitism with Dr. Rachel Fish (for Tweens, Teens, Parents and College Students) 🖥
We have all seen the recent rise in antisemitism and Jew hatred from across the political spectrum and ideological positions. Dr. Rachel Fish, who has spent her career studying the decline of critical thought on American campuses and empowering students and faculty to fight against the pressure to conform, will discuss the roots and current manifestations of antisemitism, and how this particular form of hatred has entered mainstream discourse in politics, media, and social justice conversations, particularly as it relates to Israel. She will also share tools for how to navigate the complexity of this issue.
This program is a collaboration between Stephen Wise Free Synagogue along with Central Synagogue, CSAIR, Temple Emanu-El of the City of New York, Temple Israel of the City of New York, B’nai Jeshurun, and Congregation Rodeph Sholom.
Dr. Rachel Fish is the co-founder of Boundless, a think-action tank partnering with community leaders to revitalize Israel education and take bold collective action to combat Jew hatred. Dr. Fish is a celebrated academic with 20 years of experience in the fields of Israeli history, Zionist thought, and Middle Eastern Studies. Recognized for her teaching prowess and pedagogical approaches, she has published extensively and is frequently called upon to advise on community interventions to reclaim an Israel discourse that is nuanced and complex while remaining accessible to a broad audience. In 2015, Dr. Fish held the Rohr Visiting Professorship at Harvard University, where she lectured on modern Israel and received the Derek Bok Certificate of Teaching Excellence. She is co-editor, with Ilan Troen, of the book “Essential Israel: Essays for the Twenty-First Century.”Category: Israel Solidarity, Religious School, Teens, Featured Events, Grades 6–7