The Rise in Antisemitism and Hate Crimes – Special Current Events Class

Thursday, December 1, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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via Zoom

Our Current Events class, led by Cantor Simon, will discuss the rise in antisemitism and hate crimes, and the toxic rhetoric being spewed by various entertainers and politicians. Guest speaker for this session will be Trent Spoolstra of the ADL.

Trent Spoolstra is the Associate Regional Director for the Midwest office of the Anti-Defamation League in charge of young leadership development and Jewish community relations. He leads the region’s young leadership class called Glass Leadership Institute, assists with the ADL Associate Board, sets up adolescent training sessions to counter antisemitism, and runs the region’s Signature Synagogue Program. Before coming to ADL, Trent worked in AmeriCorps-VISTA and was a high school history teacher in Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Notre Dame and a master’s degree in international affairs from the Bush School of Government & Public Service-Texas A&M.

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