Addressing Antisemitism 9-12

  • 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.
  • It is understood that Generation Z-ers often find avenues for expression and identity development through protests and activism. Explore what it might mean to channel that activism into Jewish pride and self-expression.
  • Antisemitism on social media, particularly on TikTok and Instagram, is deeply troubling for teens who can often feel lonely in their virtual worlds. Encourage them to find Jewish influencers (follow #JewishPride or #JewishJoy as a good start) to populate their feeds with supportive voices. 
  • 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.