Federation to address local antisemitism on webinar

Federation to address local antisemitism on webinar

The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest offers a Zoom presentation, “Shining a Light on Antisemitism in Greater MetroWest,” on Wednesday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. Experts will talk about how they are keeping MetroWest a safe and welcoming place to live a Jewish life and how they remain committed to confronting antisemitism.

Speakers include representations from the federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council, Security Initiative, Holocaust Council, and Hillel about programs that support local Jewish college students, educate teens about how to confront antisemitism on campus, build relationships across all faith groups, advocate for legislation to protect faith-based communities, ensure that our institutions are prepared to respond to threatening situations, and more.

“Greater MetroWest community members are rightly unnerved by the rising trend of antisemitism in our country,” JCRC director Linda Scherzer said. “Unfortunately, we do not have the power to eliminate antisemitic acts and rhetoric, as they’ve been a part of the landscape for millennia. What we can do, however, is inform our community members of exactly how their federation is working proactively to build relationships, educate, and secure our institutions so that we can mitigate hate in our community and be prepared to effectively confront any situations that may arise.”

This program is part of a larger effort to dispel the darkness and shine a light on antisemitism in partnership with Shine a Light, a national organization that provides resources for understanding and combatting antisemitism.

For the link, go to FeaturedEvents at JFedgmw.org or email Jacqueline Lipsius at JLipsius@JFedgmw.org.

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