(May 25, 2022 / JNS) The Anti-Defamation League and the Board of Deputies of British Jews will launch a digital education program to teach teens in the United Kingdom about Jews and anti-Semitism.
“Digital Antisemitism for High Schools,” or DASH, aims to educate students on the “basic facts about Jews and anti-Semitism to prevent stereotypes from social media from filling that knowledge gap,” announced the two groups on Tuesday.
The agencies will develop the program jointly with each providing its individual expertise. The ADL will incorporate knowledge of digital education about anti-Semitism in the United States with the Board of Deputies’ experience in education and fighting anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom.
The program is expected to launch in time for the 2022-23 school year.
“ADL routinely hears from Jewish communities around the world that one of their top concerns is the lack of knowledge about Jews among the general public,” said national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. “We’re confident that DASH’s relatable stories will lead students to build knowledge, empathy, perspective and allyship.”
Board of Deputies president Marie van der Zyl said “this is an exciting initiative which will enable the Board of Deputies to educate secondary school students about the unique and mutating aspects of anti-Semitism, as well as giving them a grounding in what it means to be Jewish in Britain today.”
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