Jewish Education in a Scary World

The Jewish Education Project
January 1, 2015

In January of 2015, The Jewish Education Project convened an important conversation and webinar about recent and mounting events in the world. At that time we also gathered selected resources for educators who want to engage their students in thoughtful, age-appropriate conversations around tolerance, baseless hatred, antisemitism, and standing up for what's right even when it's hard.

Remote video URL

The webinar conversation centers on how Jewish educators could or should respond to the events in France and around the world. Our panel of educators, with diverse experiences and perspectives, explore how educational leaders and teachers could address sensitive and scary topics with youth of all ages and what concrete things educators could do for their learners and communities.

The webinar is led by Dr. David Bryfman, Chief Innovation Officer at The Jewish Education Project, in conversation with Simon Klarfeld, Peter Nelson, Dr. Brigitte Sion, Dr. Emily Amie Witty and Rabbi Elizabeth Wood.




  • Early Childhood
  • Family Engagement
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Congregational Learning
  • After School and Beyond
  • Teen Engagement