Addressing Antisemitism 3-5

  • The American Psychological Association stresses that for children in groups that are likely to be targets of discrimination, it is vital for parents to have ongoing, honest discussions with their child rather than shying away from the subject.
  • Encourage your child to feel comfortable asking questions and sharing concerns.
  • Find opportunities for allyship – If someone else is being bullied or discriminated against, how can we support them? How would you want to be supported by others? You can highlight groups and individuals who have spoken up against antisemitism, including Muslim groups that have raised money to help repair Jewish tombstones that were damaged in local cemeteries as a show of support and solidarity. 
  • Find opportunities to experience Jewish joy – engage with Judaism in a way that sparks excitement, curiosity, and demonstrates the value and joy of Jewish life for your child.