Who are You? Ally, Advocate, or Activist


Students play many roles in their day-to-day life…child of, student, friend, athlete, and more. In a time when much is happening in the world, it is important for them to understand new ways of being that make a real impact on those around them and the world at large. This lesson hopes to “shine a light” on and motivate students to make an impact to rid society of antisemitism in big and small ways.

Who are You?  Ally, Advocate, or Activist is the second in a series of lessons created for the Shine a Light on Antisemitism Campaign of 2022.

Additoinal Shine a Light materials can be found here.

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Erica Hruby is a Jewish educator with over 28-years of teaching, curriculum writing, and professional development experience in Jewish community, academic, and residential environments. Erica is the founding Executive Director of JTEEN (Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Network), the national network of Jewish teen professionals. She is also the founder of Anchored Parenting, LLC where she serves as an educator and coach for tw/eens, parents, and grandparents. Erica has an M.A. from Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a focus on children and adolescents. She lives in Clearwater, Florida with her high school sweetheart with whom she shares two daughters.



  • Congregational Learning
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Teen Engagement