FED Talks: February - Countering Antisemitism

Date: 
February 22, 2023
TIME: 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: 
Virtual
Cost: 
Free

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We’re leading a dialogue between fundholders, partners, and donors on how to create a positive impact in our communities through Jewish-driven philanthropy. Each monthly session addresses a timely and relevant theme based on the interests of our community and features experts in the field and organizations working to advance change.

February: Countering Antisemitism

Across the United States, Jewish communities have been grappling with alarming levels of antisemitism in recent years: in schools and universities, on social media, in workplaces, and in the public square. The rising tide of hate speech, particularly online, has left many members of the Jewish community feeling scared, isolated, and even unsafe.  

What can we do about this troubling trend? How can we help the next generation understand our collective histories and create a future free from antisemitism? Join us to discuss the Jewish community’s ongoing efforts to counter antisemitism in the Bay Area, around the country, and online.

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Interests: Meetings, Virtual
Organized By: 
The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Event Contact Person: 
Mary Hanley
510.809.4914
Speakers: 
Brian Fong, California Program Director, Facing History and Ourselves
Brian Fong is the Program Director for the California regional office of Facing History and Ourselves. Brian supports educators and school districts in developing inclusive, equitable student-centered learning environments through the study of literature and history. Brian has taught middle and high school social studies and humanities since 2003. He served as a lecturer and Director of the Teacher Education Program for Social Studies Pre-service teachers at Brown University. He is a certified K-12 administrator and is a National Board Certified Social Studies Teacher.
Tyler Gregory, Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) Bay Area
Tyler (Tye) Gregory serves as the CEO of JCRC Bay Area (Jewish Community Relations Council), the largest collective voice of Bay Area Jews, pursuing a just world where Jewish identity is embraced and all people can thrive. Since Tye’s arrival at the beginning of a pandemic that has seen a marked rise in hate against minorities, JCRC has mobilized Jewish communities and our neighbors to combat antisemitism and anti-Asian and anti-Black racism. Under his leadership, JCRC has also become a leading Jewish organization ensuring fair and inclusive ethnic studies curricula in California public schools. Previously, Tye served as executive director of A Wider Bridge, the LGBTQ organization advancing equality in Israel through international support and cooperation. During his six years with A Wider Bridge, the organization grew from a Bay Area startup to a leading national LGBTQ Jewish organization. Tye also spent several years working for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in San Francisco. He is a proud graduate of UC Davis, and a native of San Diego.