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Lunch and Learn: “We Need to Talk About Antisemitism” with Rabbi Diana Fersko

Fri, Dec 1, 2023 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Please note: The live-streamed portion of this event will begin at 11:15 AM.

Antisemitism is on the rise in America, in cities and rural areas, in red states and blue states, and in guises both subtle and terrifyingly overt. In her new book, Rabbi Diana Fersko explores why we’re reluctant to discuss antisemitism—and empowers us to fight against it.

Calling on Jews and non-Jews alike, she teaches us how to speak up against hate—and counter it with a message of solidarity and hope. This is a timely conversation for anyone passionate about fighting for a better tomorrow.

Attendees will receive a copy of Rabbi Fersko’s book and a light lunch will be served.

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, will be released in August 2023.