Coalition Spotlight: Making a Difference for Future Generations
With Jews across the world welcoming the harvest holiday of Sukkot, partners are staying busy by hosting intergenerational programs and sharing cutting-edge research. With the fall semester in full swing, the coalition is leading teacher seminars and countering antisemitism in college media outlets, such as The Wellesley News.
Here is a sampling of how the coalition has made a difference this week:
Interorthodox Centre of the Church of Greece: To enrich the development of educators, the Centre, in partnership with Yahad in Unum and the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union, will host a two-day seminar; “The Holocaust by Bullets on the Occupied Soviet Territories” from October 22-23. Teachers from across Europe are invited to join this seminar in Pendeli, right outside of Athens.
Register by emailing: [email protected]
3GNY: A popular favorite among the community, the annual Intergenerational Lunch has returned! Open to all parents, grandparents, siblings, partners, children, cousins, and friends, consider attending this annual tradition for (kosher) food, friends, discussion, and a special presentation from Holocaust survivor Aron Krell. All are welcome!
Reserve your ticket here.
Jewish Institute for Liberal Values (JILV): A new JILV opinion poll found that Americans are deeply concern about cancel culture and polarization while simultaneously Progressives and Very Liberals are increasingly expressing unfavorable views about Jews and Israel. JILV held focus groups in the summer of 2022 to hear directly from Black, Asian, and Jewish American communities about domestic issues, views on Israel, and the state of antisemitism in America.
Read the full polling results here.
Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies: Virtually launching a new book, titled Surveillance State: Inside China’s Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control, MIGS hosted co-authors Josh Chin and Liza Lin to speak about their research on the dangers of control by the Communist Party in China in the physical and digital space. The grappling question the book poses its readers: Where is the line between a digital utopia and a digital police state?
Order the book here.
Recommended Readings, Viewings, and Listenings
Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC): Chief Executive Officer Jacob Baime writes in the Jewish Journal about the Wellesley News’ disgraceful support for contemporary antisemitism. The student paper recently pledged support for the dangerous BDS movement.
Read the op-ed here.
Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago: To best remember and prepare for the upcoming New Year 2023 at work or in your personal life, consider ordering an interfaith calendar. A staple for the Council, the interfaith calendar includes religious observances with explanations for 17 different faith communities and basic beliefs, practices, religious writings, art, and demographics for each community.
To learn more and order, visit here.
Momentum Unlimited: Executive Director and host of the “Rise & Shine” podcast, Adrienne Gold Davis provides her listeners with some reflections on Sukkot as we exit the Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur period. Everyone is invited to this (spiritual) afterparty!
Listen to the full episode here.