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Important Webinar to Update California Congregations: Anti-Semitism and the K-12 Ethnic Studies Curriculum

Sunday, January 17, 2021 4 Sh'vat 5781

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMZoom Videoconference

Introduction by Judea Pearl, President of the Daniel Pearl Foundation (named after his son)

Speakers:

  • Rabbi Serena Eisenberg, Northern California Director, AJC
  • RabbiCorey Helfand, Senior Rabbi, Peninsula Sinai Congregation
  • Elina Kaplan, Co-Founder, Alliance for Constructive Ethnic Studies

Find out the latest on this crucial issue, which has both statewide and national ramifications. Initially released last summer, the first draft of California Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum was widely criticized for fueling hatred and discrimination, having anti-Semitic bias, and promoting anti-Zionism. Despite some specific revisions, the current draft has retained its original framework, continuing to distort a potentially beneficial curriculum. The potential results are concerning for the Jewish community, communities of color and our public schools overall.

Join this webinar to learn about the far-reaching consequences, why this is not a left or right issue, and the possible solutions before the last chance to impact the curriculum ends on Thursday, January 21.
 
Register for the session on Sunday, January 17.
 
Regardless of whether you can attend, please consider auto-generating a letter of concern to CA officials.

Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Am's Jewish and Israel Advocacy Committee

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