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History of Antisemitism

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hatred and bias against Jews as a people or ethnic group has existed for thousands of years. The Holocaust, in which the Nazis and their collaborators murdered six million Jews in Europe, was one of the worst examples. But antisemitism didn’t start or end with the Holocaust, and antisemitism in the modern world is both a prelude to, and inextricably woven into, other forms of prejudice, bias, and hate. Together we will learn more about the deep roots of this bias, how it continues to affect our communities today, and what we can do to recognize and fight it.

All Sunday Programming

9:45–10:45 a.m. Forum
9:45–10:45 a.m. Youth Activity Hour
10:55 a.m. to Noon Ethical Education Classes
11 a.m. to Noon Platform
12:30–1:30 p.m. Finding Connections Book Club
12:30–2:30 p.m. Lindsey Holman – Art Reception

Complimentary childcare available for ages 0-5 in our nursery from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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Rabbi Scott Shafrin

Rabbi Scott Shafrin is the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of St. Louis. Before stepping into this role, he served as Deputy Director and the Lee & Milford Bohm Director of Social Justice at JCRC. In his capacity at JCRC, Rabbi Shafrin engages in various interfaith and intergroup dialogues and is a member of the Interfaith Partnership’s Clergy Cabinet. He was recently chosen to join the inaugural Interfaith Leadership Network by the Interfaith Alliance, a nationally recognized organization. Rabbi Shafrin was ordained at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University in Los Angeles in 2013, where he also earned a Master’s Degree in Education. As a rabbi, educator, and community organizer, he strives to connect people of all ages to the Jewish tradition through dialogue, Jewish texts, prayer, music, social justice, and leadership development. His work has taken him previously to Boston, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, where he served as a social justice organizer, Rabbi in Residence at the Epstein School in Atlanta, GA, and Associate Rabbi of Kol Rinah in St. Louis. Building relationships and fostering connections across lines of difference are central to his approach to the work of building community.


Claire Minnis  

Claire Minnis


July 28
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117