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Antisemitism is on the rise and our youth are disproportionately impacted by this hate. Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Philadelphia, Stand With US, and other partners for an afternoon symposium on addressing antisemitism in high schools.

This free event will feature panels and workshops led by experts. This symposium will teach both students and parents the history and advocacy skills they need to be informed on how to navigate spaces when facing antisemitism and how to speak up for the Jewish community. 

The symposium is intended for Jewish students in both public and non-Jewish private schools. However, all are welcome to attend. 

Light refreshments will be provided.

Event Details

Date & Time:
Sunday, April 7
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010


Welcome: 1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Check-in and connect with other participants of the symposium.  

Plenary: 1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
“Israel and the Conflict: An Introduction”
Join Stand With Us experts discuss the history of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict so you feel fully prepared to discuss the issues with your peers.

Panel 1: 2:20 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Identifying and Understanding Antisemitism and Anti-Israel Bias”
Join ADL Philadelphia to learn about the history of antisemitism, how it manifests today, and how to tell when criticism of Israel crosses the line into Jew hatred.

Workshops: 3:20 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.  
“Words to Action” (For Students) and “Talking it Out” (For Parents)
There will be two workshops: one for parents and one for teens. During the respective workshops, participants will have the opportunity and space to talk and engage in open discussion in supportive group settings about the issues they are currently facing. 

Panel 2: 4:35 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“College 101”
Join current students, Hillel leaders and experts in academia as they discuss current challenges facing Jewish students on campus and tips for success.

Additional information


Thank you to the organizations that made this symposium possible.

  • Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Philadelphia
  • Israeli American Council
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Community Relations Council
  • Jewish Learning Venture
  • Kaiserman JCC
  • StandWithUS
  • Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History


  • American Jewish Committee
  • BBYO Liberty Region
  • Camp Ramah in the Poconos
  • Diller Teen Fellows 
  • Drexel Hillel 
  • Folkshul: Philadelphia’s Secular Humanistic Jewish Community
  • Greater Philly Hillel Network 
  • Habonim Dror Camp Galil
  • Har Zion Temple
  • Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
  • Kesher Israel Congregation
  • Philadelphia Zionist Organization of America
  • Society Hill Synagogue
  • Temple Beth Hillel – Beth El 
  • USY