Training Programs for Members of the Jewish Community

The Confronting Anti-Semitism Program was founded in Boston in 1988.  Its mission is to increase awareness of anti-Semitism among Jewish youth, family members and communities; provide opportunities to explore and strengthen Jewish identity; and develop skills to effectively respond to acts of anti-Semitism in schools and communities.

 Goals

  • Increase understanding of anti-Semitism among Jewish youth, family members and communities.
  • Provide new opportunities to explore and strengthen Jewish identity.
  • Develop skills to effectively respond to anti-Semitic incidents.

 Programs

  • Family Awareness workshops provide students in grades 7 and 8 and their families with the opportunity to discuss the nature and impact of anti-Semitism in their schools and communities, and identify safe and practical response strategies.
  • College Bound workshops educate high school seniors  on campus intolerance toward Jews and anti-Israel activities, and on proactive strategies to  maintain a positive  Jewish identity and facilitate a strong Jewish  community.
  • Confronting Hate and Anti-Semitic Incidents (CHAI) workshops provide adult members of the Jewish communities with resources and strategies to recognize and respond to anti-Semitism at home, in the workplace and in the community.

 Outcomes

  • Increased awareness of anti-Semitic stereotypes, myths and manifestations.
  • Affirmed value and importance of a positive Jewish identity.
  • Acquired resources, skills and strategies to effectively respond to anti-Semitic incidents.

For more information, please contact Penny Hurwitz
Associate Education Director
Anti-Defamation League New England
617.406.6350 or phurwitz@adl.org