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Bystander Intervention to Stop Antisemitic Harassment

There has been a staggering rise in antisemitic violence globally. In the United States, one in four American Jews report experiencing antisemitism in 2021. This rise corresponds with a rise in white supremacist and far-right movements in the United States and abroad and the casual invocation of antisemitic themes by politicians and community leaders. Faced with rising antisemitic violence, Right To Be came together with T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights to ask how we could respond, help Jewish communities to heal, and empower allies to stand up against antisemitic hate.

Training Description
What will you learn?

This interactive training will teach you Right To Be’s 5Ds of bystander intervention methodology, created in collaboration with T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. We’ll start by talking about the forms of antisemitism that the Jewish community faces right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see antisemitic harassment online or in person.

Partners in the Movement
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights brings together rabbis and cantors from all streams of Judaism, together with all members of the Jewish community, to act on the Jewish imperative to respect and advance the human rights of all people. Grounded in Torah and our Jewish historical experience and guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we call upon Jews to assert Jewish values by raising our voices and taking concrete steps to protect and expand human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Bystander Intervention to Stop Antisemitic Harassment

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The 5Ds of Bystander Intervention

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