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Facing History and Ourselves organization joins Greenville Jewish Federation for upcoming program

GREENVILLE, S.C. – To combat the alarming rise in antisemitism globally, members of the organization Facing History and Ourselves will speak at an upcoming Greenville Jewish Federation program. 


On Thursday, April 18th, speakers Aimee Ballans and Erika Hamel of Facing History and Ourselves will educate the Upstate on the ways their organization is working to fight hate in the 21st century. They will also speak on a new community project designed to expand the program's reach to educators in the Southeast


The program starts at 9 a.m. and is planned to run approximately an hour, followed by 30 minutes for questions. Registration is required for this limited-seating event. Once attendees have registered, the location and related materials will be shared for the event. 


“We hope holding this program sends a clear message that antisemitism and hate have no place in our community and we are working to fight hate through partnerships,” said Courtney Tessler, CEO of the Greenville Jewish Federation. “We are excited to learn about the very important work Aimee and Erika are doing with Facing History and Ourselves.”



Facing History is an industry-leading organization with experienced staff that can serve as a voice of authority on some of today’s most pressing issues and the ways they impact teachers, students, schools, and communities across the United States.  Its classroom resources and professional development offerings examine racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history and in our world today.


About the Greenville Jewish Federation: 

The Greenville Jewish Federation is a dynamic organization dedicated to serving and strengthening the Jewish community in Greenville and neighboring counties. With a rich philanthropy and community-building history, the Federation works tirelessly to support educational programs, social services, cultural events, and advocacy efforts that promote Jewish values, heritage, and unity. To learn more about the Greenville Jewish Federation's initiatives and upcoming programs, visit www.jewishgreenville.org



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