Anti-Semitism and Addressing Hate
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Our hearts break for the families impacted by the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. These senseless acts of anti-semitism, hate, racism, and bigotry happen way too often in the United States. In its annual 2017 audit of anti-semitic incidents in the United States, the Anti-Defamation League found that 2017 was a record year of anti-semitic incidents in the United States, rising 57 percent. 2017 was "the largest single-year increase on record and the second highest number reported since ADL started tracking such data in 1979."
We know that your students will have questions about this incident, and that you will be looking for resouces to support and discuss this tragedy. This collection has resources on the rise of anti-semitism and addressing racism, with additional collections on helping children cope with traumatic events, gun violence, mental health and why remembering and teaching about the Holocaust is imperative.