The Jewish Federation of Ottawa and Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa are hosting an online workshop for teens.
Led by three Camp B’nai Brith and Ottawa Jewish Community School/ Hillel Academy alum, Facing Antisemitism is an opportunity to share experiences, hear about the atmosphere on campuses, and learn practical tools students can use to self-advocate.
Facilitated by Camp B’nai Brith director Cindy Benedek, the program features:
- Carleton University student leader Lindsay Cogan, who will talk about campus antisemitism, and how to challenge it
- Student submitted experiences* to show the breadth of the problem and assure you that you are not alone (as presented with anonymity by Cindy Benedek)
- Empowering tools on recognizing and addressing antisemitism in the most commonly faced contexts by Jewish Federation of Ottawa Community Relations and Antisemitism specialist David Sachs
- The strength of Jewish identity by UJA Toronto's Senior VP Countering Antisemitism Steven Farber
The session will cover practical, short and digestible answers on:
- What is antisemitism and how to recognize it
- How to explain it to people who don’t recognize it
- How to show that Jewish issues and fears are serious, and need to be addressed
- Media and social media
- How (and why) current anti-racism frameworks often miss the target for Jews
- The dangerous intersection between the anti-Israel movement and antisemitism, and how to explain it
Please register by May 8 at noon. Zoom link will be shared at confirmation.
Book give-away for the first 10 people who register: “In Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People.” by Ben M. Freeman. More about the book here
Students can also submit their stories to [email protected]