Jewish Futures 2019: Pride & Prejudice | Video Recordings

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December 4, 2019

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Pride and Prejudice: Jewish Education's Battle Amid Growing Anti-Semitism

Jewish Futures 2019- Pride and Prejudice

How do climates of fear and hate affect our learners' identity formation?

How much should educators acknowledge acts of terror and anti-Semitism, versus shielding children from harsh realities?

How do we teach about these attacks when Jewish teens are divided on whether these attacks were anti-Semitic, another episode of gun violence, or parallel to oppression that other communities face?

The Jewish Education Project's 2019 Jewish Futures Conference is an exploration of how our community can encourage the development of proud, thriving Jews, and how our orientation must shift in a climate of heightened anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence and outward-facing hatred in our society.

You have three choices on this page for how to view the conference:

  1. Our YouTube playlist where you can watch one video after another or choose from the built-in dropdown menu.

  2. If you want to browse you'll find each video on its own and can go in any order you want.

  3. For the full experience, you'll find two compilation videos at the end - one for the morning* and one for the afternoon. *Please note that due to prior arrangements, Bari Weiss only appears in the morning compilation.


For a collection of antisemitism resources on this topic click here.



Click on the 3 line menu in the top right corner (just below) to access any video in the playlist or scroll down the page.



Welcome and Framing | DAVID BRYFMAN

Chief Executive Officer, The Jewish Education Project
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Collective Trauma, Collective Growth: Building Resilience Through Education | REBECCA STONE

LCSW, CHT, Psychotherapist, and Performance Coach

Click to view a PDF of Rebecca Stone's slides.

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My Journey from Extremism to An Empowered and Compassionate Life | SHANNON FOLEY MARTINEZ

Educator, Consultant, and Former Violent White Supremacist
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We Fight, But We Don’t Let the Fight Define Us | ARIEL BURGER

Author, Teacher, Artist
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Hebrew Mamita | VANESSA HIDARY

Spoken Word Artist/Solo Performer

This video contains language that may be offensive to some viewers.

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Trolling The Trolls: Turning the Tables on Online Anti-Semitism | YAIR ROSENBERG

Senior Writer, Tablet Magazine
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From The Heart of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood: The Power of Interfaith Dialogue | RABBI RON SYMONS and REVEREND LIDDY BARLOW

Sr. Director of Jewish Life, JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

Executive Minister of Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania
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Igniting Beloved Community From Within | YAEL SHY and MELISSA CARTER

Senior Director, NYU's Global Spiritual Life and Mindful NYU

Associate Director, Global Spiritual Life at NYU
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Director, Knowledge and Ideas, The Jewish Education Project
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Below you'll find a video combining the morning's four presentations and one combining the afternoon's six presentations.

Morning Compilation

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Afternoon Compilation

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