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The Jewish Community Relations Council and the Center for Jewish Learning Present Two Evenings With Yair Rosenberg: Seven Myths About Anti-Semitism: Why It's So Hard To Fight and What To Do About It

Tuesday, February 4 at 7 pm

Kaplan Feldman Complex

12 Millstone Campus Drive, 63146

If you asked people on the street today whether they oppose anti-Semitism, most would immediately say yes.  Yet, as survey after survey and incidents from Pittsburgh to Paris demonstrate, anti-Jewish prejudice seems as resilient as ever.  If we agree anti-Semitism is bad, whey are we so bad at fighting it?  The answer:  Much of what we think we know about anti-Semitism simply isn't so, and these misconceptions prevent us from recognizing and tackling the problem.  Here's how we can do better by ourselves and our students.

For more information, and to register, please click here.

 

Trolling the Trolls: Turning the Tables on Online Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, February 5 at 7 pm

United Hebrew Congregation

13788 Conway Rd., 63141

The rise of vitriolic bigotry on social media can often leave those targeted by it feeling helpless, forever waiting on capricious corporations to clean up their platforms and protect minority voices like Jews.  Rather than holding out for a top-down solution to online abuse that may never arrive, this crash course offers bottom-up strategies for countering anti-Semites and other racist trolls on the internet, empowering students and digital denizens to take back their spaces.

Although this topic is uniquely focused for teens and parents, everyone is welcome.

Yair Rosenberg is a senior writer at Tablet Magazine, where he covers the intersection of politics, culture, and religion.  His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and The Guardian, and his writings have received awards from the Religion Newswriters Association and the Harvard Center for Jewish Studies.  He has covered everything from national elections in America and Israel, to observant Jews in baseball, to Muslims and Jews in comic books, and in his spare time, he creates bots that troll anti-Semites on Twitter.

For additional information, and to register, please click here.

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    The JCRC is a beneficiary organization of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis

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