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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Training:

Understanding and Combating Contemporary Antisemitism

As you work to create a more inclusive, understanding organization that tackles difficult Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) conversations, it is critical to intentionally include the Jewish community and discussions of antisemitism. 

Jewish diversity and religious practices are often not widely understood or recognized and antisemitic incidents reached an all-time high in the United States in 2021

As part of JCRB|AJC’s proactive approach towards combating antisemitism through education, we provide our “Understanding and Combating Contemporary Antisemitism” presentation to companies, organizations, and community groups throughout our region. This program aims to ensure greater understanding of the Jewish community and to empower all participants to be allies in the fight against antisemitism.

Here's what one of our partners had to say: 

“JCRB|AJC addresses the issue of antisemitism to help ordinary citizens understand its effect on communities. More importantly it provides concrete ideas to help eradicate violence and discrimination. Even advocates of diversity and inclusion will learn new ways to help their workplace, place of worship and community understand how to create allyship and understanding. This presentation is a must for all communities.”           Vice President of DEI, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce  

Trainings can be conducted in person or virtually and a presentation usually lasts about 45 minutes plus time for Q&A.

The training goes into depth to explain contemporary antisemitism:

  • Who are Jews?
  • The current state of antisemitism in America
  • Key elements of antisemitism and what makes it a unique form of hatred
  • Definition and various manifestations of  antisemitism 
  • How to support the Jewish community and how we can work together to combat antisemitism

Each presentation is unique and tailored to the audience. Depending on the setting, we can add a brief section in the beginning of the presentation about Jewish religious practices and holidays and how to best accommodate Jewish employees. 

JCRB|AJC offers this program free of charge. At their discretion, some organizations offer an honorarium or donation to JCRB|AJC in appreciation of the presentation.

Interested in hosting a training?

Fill out this presentation request form or contact JCRB|AJC's Director of Education and Programs, Sarah Markowitz, at sarahm@jewishkc.org.

Want to learn more about antisemitism?

We recommend starting with AJC's Translate Hate Glossary, a fantastic guide to frequently used antisemitic words, phrases, tropes, and images. Please visit our Resources on Antisemitism and Israel page for more helpful resources. 

DEI Partners and Past Trainings:

AdventHealth Kansas City Foundation

Bishop Kemper School for Ministry

Community Christian Church

Children’s Mercy

GEHA

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce 

Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council

Kansas City FBI

KU Delta Gamma Chapter 

KU Endowment

Lathrop GPM

Nonprofit Connect

Old Mission Church 

Overland Park Rotary Club

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