By Teens, For Teens: The Rise of Antisemitism

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By Teens, For Teens: The Rise of Antisemitism

May 19 at 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Join us for a virtual panel and discussion by teens, for teens.

This event will feature speakers with diverse backgrounds talking about the rise of antisemitism since October 7th and its specific impact on adolescents.

This event is free but pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link by email prior to the event.

  • Julie R. Ancis, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Informatics and Founding Director of the Cyberpsychology Program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She directs a social media lab that investigates online antisemitism and approaches to combating it. She has formed focus groups with counselors, psychological professionals, and Jewish students to fully understand their current situations. Additionally, she created and works on a team of Psychologists Against Antisemitism. She has written 4 books, around 80 journal articles, and done nearly 200 presentations focused on diversity, multicultural competence, the legal system, and human-computer interaction.
  • Rabbi Tamara Cohen is Moving Traditions’ Chief of Program & Strategy. She guides and supports Moving Traditions’ strategy, program development and partnership work in collaboration with her fabulous colleagues. Tamara, a proud recipient of a 2023 Covenant Award, knows that Jewishly-engaged, intersectional feminists of all genders can and will change the world. 
  • Dr. Gwynn Kessler is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Religion at Swarthmore College. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles on gender, queer theory and rabbinic literature and the book Conceiving Israel: The Fetus in Rabbinic Narratives.  
  • Yuval Levy is a senior at Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts. She is an Israeli-American student who has done significant work in speaking up against antisemitism in general, and more specifically on her high school campus. Next year she is planning on taking a gap year in Israel before attending University of Toronto (a decision she made largely due to antisemitism on US campuses). She has been featured in various articles and news segments since October 7th.
  • Ava Tringali is a junior at Hall High School in West Hartford, CT. She is an active member in BBYO, being the regional CVR board for the past two years. Additionally, she is a key member in Achva, the West Hartford chapter of BBYO. Having spoken at various events and programs, she is passionate about combating antisemitism for all Jewish people.

This is event has been planned by the Moving Traditions Teen Advisory Board.