The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism May 15

Don’t miss this groundbreaking workshop! At Congregation Shalom, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Light Dinner included.

How and why does antisemitism persist in communities today? What can we do as educators, neighbors, and religious institutions , to confront hatred in our schools and communities? Facing History’s ground-breaking lessons explore the role that antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism.

The lessons provide strategies and resources for discussing controversial issues with students that are especially urgent at this historical moment. They also provide a lens through which we can construct effective ways of responding to such issues within the Jewish community, in particular.

Registration Information:

  • Go to Facing History’s Website: and register to enter their site if you are not yet a member of the organization.
  • Once you register on their website,  the link below must be used to register for the workshop.
  • A light dinner is included.
Register for the workshop

If there are any questions about this process, please contact Facing History’s Sara Bellin.

In this seminar/workshop, participants will:
  • Explore the lesson series, The Persistence of Hate: What the 2017 Unite the Right rally Revealed about Contemporary antisemitism, which investigates the August 2017 events in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism.
  • Examine American antisemitism in a historical context by exploring primary sources from the twentieth century.
  • Discuss community responses to these events and how students, communities, and religious institutions can choose to participate in strengthening society when faced with violations based upon hatred or bigotry.
After this seminar/workshop:
  • Educators will receive coaching and support as they implement the lessons in their classrooms

All participants are eligible to become part of the Facing History Educator Network with access to educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and books & DVDs accessible through the organization’s free online lending library.