Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County’s Human Rights Commission has announced that it is partnering with the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County to offer a virtual series of learning and conversation called “Building Understanding: Anti-Semitism and Kiryas Joel.”
In this two-part series, community members are invited to join scholars and local experts to come together and learn about the history of Kiryas Joel and examine our role in uprooting anti-Semitism.
3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22nd: Professors David Myers and Naomi Stolzenberg, authors of the upcoming book “American Shtetl: Kiryas Joel Through the Lens of Jewish History and American Law."
7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8th: Inaudy Esposito, Director of Orange County’s Human Rights Commission, and Rabbi Rachel Rubenstein, Director of the Jewish Federation, will lead a conversation on anti-Semitism in our community.
“This virtual discussion is an opportunity to learn more about anti-Semitism, learn about our Satmar neighbors, and discuss ways to come together and fight hatred in our community,” Esposito said.
The event is free but requires registration. All sessions will be held via Zoom. To register, go to jewishorangeny.org/antisemitism. CLEs will be awarded to participating teachers through the Mid-Hudson Social Studies Council. Contact Esposito at 615-3680 for more information.
The Orange County Human Rights Commission’s primary objective is to foster mutual respect and understanding among all groups in the county including, but not limited to racial, religious, gender, nationality, disability, and LGBTQ groups. It coordinates and facilitates education and awareness in the community and promotes public and private organizations that foster understanding of equity, acceptance, unity, and humanity.