Addressing Racism in Jewish Education

January 12, 2022

Thank you for joining The Jewish Education Project and Repair the World New York for a live-cast honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend. This session was co-moderated by David Bryfman, CEO of The Jewish Education Project, and Rachel Figurasmith, Regional Director of the Northeast at Repair the World. In this session we discussed how we—as educators, parents, and caretakers— can use Jewish education to center antiracist practices even during a pandemic and why it's important to do so.

Panel participants included:

  • Shekhiynah Larks, Youth and Family Program Coordinator and diversity trainer for Be'chol Lashon
  • Tehilah Eisenstadt, Director of Yachad & Family Engagement at Congregation Beth Elohim
  • Pam Alcala, Assistant Director of Youth Engagement Temple Sinai of Roslyn
Remote video URL

Please click here for the Zoom recording of the panel discussion.


Want to continue the conversation?

Head to the Educator Portal for these resource collections: MLK collection and our Racial Justice collection.

Please join Repair the World New York to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy from January 14 to January 17! Check out the Tu Bishvat Shabbat at Home program, Families Virtual Service & Sing-Along on Sunday and Monday, and at-home packaging projects. Find the MLK Weekend of Service opportunity that’s right for you at Questions? Email

To continue the conversation, consider joining The Jewish Education project for "Being a More Inclusive and Anti-Racist Leader", a series for Jewish Early Childhood leaders on January 31st at 3:30PM EST.


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