The Center for Jewish Philanthropy of Greater Phoenix in partnership with the Bureau of Jewish Education and Anti-Defamation League is set to host a remarkable event that promises to inspire, empower, and unite the local Jewish community in a fight against prejudice and discrimination. Ben M. Freeman, a prominent advocate and speaker, is coming to town on Monday, October 23, to lead a thought-provoking discussion on combating Jew-hate with the power of Jewish pride. In a world where hate crimes against Jewish individuals and communities are on the rise, this event couldn’t come at a more crucial time.
Ben M. Freeman is a name synonymous with resilience, advocacy, and Jewish pride. He’s a dynamic speaker and activist who has dedicated his life to fighting hate and promoting understanding. As a survivor of a brutal anti-Semitic attack, he embodies the spirit of strength and perseverance. Through his powerful words and experiences, Freeman aims to empower others to stand up against hatred and bigotry, fostering unity within the Jewish community and beyond.
Ben, discussing his two books, Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People and Reclaiming our Story: The Pursuit of Jewish Pride, will explore the modern Jewish Pride movement and why tackling internalized anti-Jewishness is a vital way to fight modern Jew-hate.Two concurrent moderated discussions will be held at 6PM for adults and 7PM for teens and his talk promises to be a thought-provoking discussion about the challenges faced by the Jewish community in combating hate. Ben will share his personal journey, insights, and strategies for turning adversity into strength.
This event offers a unique opportunity to come together as a community, fostering unity and solidarity among Phoenix’s Jewish population. Building connections and community can be instrumental in the fight against Jew-hate. Ben’s message goes beyond mere inspiration; it provides actionable insights on how individuals and communities can actively combat prejudice and discrimination. Attendees will leave with a sense of purpose and tools to effect change. Following the discussion, there will be an interactive Q&A session, allowing attendees to engage directly with Ben M. Freeman, ask questions, and gain further clarity on the issues discussed.
In recent years, incidents of anti-Semitism have surged worldwide. It’s crucial now, more than ever, for communities to come together, educate, and stand up against hate. Ben M. Freeman’s message of resilience and empowerment serves as a beacon of hope, showing that even in the face of adversity, individuals and communities can rise above and make a difference.
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