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Antisemitism in a Post October 7 World

Mon, Nov 13, 2023 • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM



This third section of Rabbi Ben Spratt’s “Grappling with God” series (rescheduled from Nov 8) will explore the theme of Faith in Fracture set against the events of October 7 and the ensuing surge of antisemitism across the world. In dialogue with Rabbi Diana Fersko, we will dive into the stark divisions of the current moment, the unprecedented wave of anti-Jewish vitriol, how we got here, and how we respond.

This is the first of two sessions we will hold with Rabbi Fersko. The second, a lunch and learn on FRI, DEC 1 AT 12:00 PM, will focus on her book, “Let’s Talk About Antisemitism”.

About Rabbi Diana Fersko 
Rabbi Fersko is the Senior Rabbi at The Village Temple in downtown Manhattan. Before joining The Village Temple, Rabbi Fersko served at New York City’s Stephen Wise Free Synagogue for seven years as Associate Rabbi. She is the former National Vice President of the Women’s Rabbinic Network, representing over 700 female identified Rabbis across North America.  Rabbi Fersko participated in the inaugural cohort of Shalom Hartman Institute’s Created Equal Fellowship. She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, where she also earned a master’s degree in Hebrew literature.  She is a member of the CCAR and serves on the New York Board of Rabbis. A prolific writer, Rabbi Fersko has been profiled in The New Yorker and quoted in The New York Times.  Her first book, We Need to Talk about Antisemitism, was released in August 2023.