26 2023

Jewish Pride and Self-Advocating in a Time of War

6:30PM - 8:00PM  

Soloway JCC 21 Nadolny Sachs Private

Contact Jodi Green
613-798-4696 x228

With author, academic, activist, Ben M. Freeman

This event is for youth, Grades 7-12. Ben will offer strong, practical advice for Jewish teens on the importance of Jewish pride and identity in facing adversity and how to deal with antisemitism, ignorance and simply living as a Jewish teen during these difficult times.

In addition to the talk, this will be a time to come together with Jewish teens from across Ottawa for the chance to hang-out in a welcoming space, with food and drink, to just talk or participate in activities provided.

Q+A with parents. Approx time 90 minutes.

Ben M. Freeman
Founder of the modern Jewish Pride movement, a Jewish leader, a Jewish thinker, and a Jewish educator, Ben M. Freeman is the author of Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People and Reclaiming our Story: The Pursuit of Jewish Pride. He is an internationally renowned gay Jewish author, and educator focusing on Jewish identity and historical and contemporary Jew hatred. A Holocaust scholar for more than 15 years, Freeman came to prominence during the British Corbyn Labour Jew-hate crisis and quickly became one of his generation’s leading Jewish thinkers and voices against anti-Jewish racism.

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Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Ottawa Jewish Community School, USY, Torah High, JSU, NCSY, Frosty, BBYO