Campaign Against Antisemitism has concluded a successful six-part educational programme for the Year 12 students of Bushey’s Immanuel College that has been described as “eye-opening” and “thought-provoking”.
Each week, we have delivered a session on a different issue relating to antisemitism. Session topics included “Antisemitism on social media”, “Exposing antisemitism and enforcing the law”, and “Tackling antisemitism on university campuses”.
We spoke of antisemitism in far-left and far-right circles, Holocaust-denial, and anti-Zionist antisemitism. Also discussed were the dangers posed by antisemites with large social media followings, like Kanye West.
Following the conclusion of the programme, one student told us: “I’m so grateful to Campaign Against Antisemitism for giving us the opportunity to learn how to be proud and to stand up to other people when they try and test your identity, and it’s given me many lessons for the wider world.”
Another said: “I would say that it was a very fascinating and insightful course that’s really provided me with great information that I think will help me in my later life when I tackle university.”
In addition to those sessions delivered by experts from Campaign Against Antisemitism, guest speakers included Rabbi Joseph Dweck, journalist Nicole Lampert and Jewish students currently studying at university.
Yitzy Hill, Head of Informal Jewish Education at Immanuel College, said: “The Year 12 students have had the privilege to engage in a six-week course with CAA. These courses have been educational, eye-opening and thought-provoking for all students involved, with the variety of speakers proving a real success. We look forward to working with CAA again.”
A spokesperson for Campaign Against Antisemitism said: “Educating younger generations of British Jews is a vital responsibility. We consider it a privilege to be able to connect and inspire students in the Jewish community, and we would also like to thank our fantastic guest speakers who dedicated their time to contribute to the programme. We would also like to extend a big thank you to Immanuel College, for providing us with the opportunity to speak to your community.”
Should you wish to learn more about Campaign Against antisemitism’s educational offering, or to bring us to your school, please e-mail us at [email protected].