Rabbis Hirsch and Davidson Speak at Upper School Assembly

13 Jan 2020

On January 9, 2020, ECFS invited Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch from Stephen Wise Free Synagogue and Rabbi Joshua Davidson from Temple Emanu-El to share their perspectives about anti-Semitism historically, the Holocaust, and the resurgence of anti-Semitism in the United States and globally. Rabbi Hirsch and Rabbi Davidson also offered their thoughts about how the Jewish community is experiencing, thinking about, and grappling with these issues and navigating differences in perspective within the community in the current historical moment. At the conclusion of their remarks, students participated in ECFS’ anti-bias Community Curriculum, which was adapted from the Anti-Defamation League’s education materials to provide context for how forms of oppression escalate.

A video of the assembly is available to view below.