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Summit on Combating Antisemitism

Summit on Combating Antisemitism

Spertus Institute selected for Center for Entrepreneurial Jewish Philanthropy's Summit on Combating Antisemitism

Spertus Institute is honored to announce that we have been selected as one of nine presenters—from a field of 70 applicants—for the Center for Entrepreneurial Jewish Philanthropy’s upcoming Summit on Combating Antisemitism.

The Summit, which will take place online on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, will feature some of the most powerful and impactful ideas addressing antisemitism in the United States and around the world.

In the same way that venture capitalists review and select cutting-edge ideas in which to invest, foundations and funders will review innovative approaches to the complex challenges of combating antisemitism.

While there is no requirement that funders back the presented projects, many find new opportunities they are excited to support.

Spertus Institute’s proposal addresses the need by senior Jewish communal leaders for skills to respond to the formidable challenges of antisemitism in all its manifestations.

In today’s complex world, organizational leaders need intensive training to develop the skills necessary to confront and work to mitigate antisemitism.

The proposed Spertus program is for CEOs from a diverse array of Jewish organizations and agencies across North America, including those that work in social justice, social services, advocacy, education, community relations, philanthropy, campus engagement, and interreligious partnerships. It will provide them the knowledge they need to understand the historical roots of and current manifestations of antisemitism, along with as a concrete toolbox of tested skills to better respond to and combat it. Areas that will be covered in the training include communications and messaging, building community alliances, organizational analysis, strategic planning, advocacy, program implementation, and program evaluation.

At its core, as is true for many of Spertus Institute’s educational initiatives, this new project will engage critical contemporary and emerging issues through Jewish lenses, utilizing scholarship to build adaptive capacity for a rapidly changing accelerating world. Ultimately, it will empower participants to make substantial, significant impact in their communities.

Monday, October 4, 2021