Join us for Shine A Light, an initiative to raise awareness about modern antisemitism through education, community partnerships, workplace engagement and advocacy. ADL will offer webinars and resources through the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.
Shine A Light uses the powerful story of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, to champion the message that light can dispel darkness. It seeks to catalyze conversations within and across communities — on the ground and online — so that people will better understand what constitutes antisemitism and take steps to respond.
Today, we are seeing Jews and Jewish institutions facing antisemitism with alarming frequency, and the trend is worsening. In 2022, ADL’s Audit of Antisemitic Incidents counted 3,697 antisemitic acts across the U.S., a 36% increase from 2021 and the highest number on record since ADL began tracking antisemitic incidents in 1979.
Shine A Light comprises more than 80 Jewish and non-Jewish organizations who are committed to addressing rising antisemitism and amplifying our efforts — together.
1. Share on social media how you #ShineALight on antisemitism.
2. Create inclusive and equitable workplaces where individuals of all identities and religious backgrounds can thrive. Encourage your workplace to take actions like supporting a Jewish Employee Resource Group (ERG) or integrating antisemitism education in your DEI work.
3. Encourage schools that you’re connected with to teach about antisemitism and the Holocaust through our education programs, digital courses and resources.
4. Participate in the Antisemitism 101 for the Workplace asynchronous online course and share with colleagues to help build an awareness and understanding of antisemitism in the workplace.
5. Learn about some of the most pernicious antisemitic myths – and how to address them – in Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era.
6. Watch Never Is Now videos and dive into the crucial conversations that took place at the world’s largest annual summit on antisemitism and hate.
7. Tell your Senators to fully fund Security Grant Program for Nonprofits to protect the safety of our synagogues, mosques, churches, temples and other houses of worship including communal gathering spaces on college campuses.
Contemporary Antisemitism: Student Activities
November 29, 2022
Exploring the Past, Shaping the Future: Student Activity on Contemporary Antisemitism will take an in-depth, guided tour on how to utilize short digital student activities and explore the roots of antisemitic myths that prevail today.
If You Heard – 3G Experiences
December 5, 2022
If You Heard What I Heard: Voices from the Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors explores how generational connections, storytelling and technology can help unveil lessons of resilience, hope, compassion and legacy.
Unlearning Antisemitism through the Four Pillars
December 13, 2022
Educators will be introduced to ADL's four pillars of antisemitism education, a framework for “unlearning antisemitism" and resources on antisemitism education, including BINAH, an interactive, digital course for students.
Antisemitism in Sports
December 20, 2022
Ruining the Game: Antisemitism in Sports will discuss the intersection between sports and antisemitism in today’s world and practical implementation tools for students to learn about the Jewish people, antisemitism, and the role the sporting world can play in combatting antisemitism.
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