Give Bigotry No Sanction Project


Facing History and Ourselves and the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom created the Give Bigotry No Sanction Project to generate discussion about religious freedom. Learn about George Washington's relationship with the Jewish community of colonial America through images, audio, and text, and how this relationship has shaped the Jewish community's place in American life.

This resources includes: 

  • Letters from Moses Seixas, leader of the Jewish community of Newport, to George Washington, and a letter from George Washington to the Jewish community of Newport
  • A lesson plan with five readings
  • Five videos reflecting on the letters



  • After School and Beyond
  • Camp
  • Congregational Learning
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Teen Engagement