Tulane Antisemitism Awareness Week (October 23-27)

Tulane University’s inaugural Antisemitism Awareness Week will take place October 23-27, 2023. The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Carolyn Barber-Pierre Center for Intercultural Life; Tulane Hillel; and Stuart and Suzanne Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience have worked over several months to develop a series of panels, interactive sessions, and film screening to foster learning and conversation about antisemitism and its impacts on Jewish communities. 

Tulane Libraries provide access to a wide variety of educational resources relating to antisemitism. We invite you to explore the Library Catalog to discover the thousands of books, journals, and media held by Tulane Libraries and Amistad Research Center on this topic. 

Here are some curated searches to try: 

Tulane Libraries also provides access to digital primary sources for Jewish Studies that allow you to listen to and read firsthand accounts of antisemitism in the past, such as: 

For research support on antisemitism, contact the Jewish Studies Librarian, Rachel Stein, at rstein7@tulane.edu.  


Antisemitism Awareness Week Events  

Holocaust Memory, and Teaching the Human Story 

October 23rd (Monday), 10:30 – 11:30am 

Melissa Mott - ADL, Director of Antisemitism, Holocaust and Genocide Education  

Register for this virtual session here.   

This session aims to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of how the Holocaust occurred, Nazi antisemitic ideology, and the manner in which we commemorate the past. We will examine individual stories and the testimony of survivors. Our focus will center on the significance of memorializing the Holocaust, the impactful voices of individuals, and the 'micro-histories' embedded in our own past, highlighting their central role in shaping historical narratives. Sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Carolyn Barber-Pierre Center for Intercultural Life.  


Movie Night on the Berger Family Lawn 

October 24th (Tuesday) 7:00 pm  

Sponsored by Tulane Hillel 


Jewish Identity and Intersectionality 

October 25th (Wednesday), 4:00 – 6:00 pm 

Woldenberg Art Center, Room 205 

Presenters: Ari Ofengenden, Golan Moskowitz, Ilana Horwitz, Marilyn Miller, and Jason Gaines 

Join us for a vibrant exploration of Jewish identity and the immense diversity that exists within Jewish communities related to race/ethnicity, sexuality, and other social identities and lived experiences. Sponsored by the Grant Center. 


Antisemitism Today 

October 26th (Thursday), 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 

Hillel, 912 Broadway, upstairs in the Mintz II 

Zoom option - register here 

Presenters: Lindsay Baach Friedmann (Regional Director, ADL South Central) and Darryl Coulon (Associate Education Director, ADL Southern Division)  

Experts from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will provide an interactive session on the historical background of antisemitism, how antisemitism manifests today, proximate local examples and images of antisemitism, and will provide time and reflection for how to take personal action to combat antisemitism, as individuals and as a school community. Sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Carolyn Barber-Pierre Center for Intercultural Life  


Bagel Brunch at Hillel  

October 27th 

912 Broadway Street   

Sponsored by Hillel 


Photo: Anne Levy, a Holocaust survivor, recalls the struggle of daily life in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Levy was the keynote speaker at a teachers' workshop sponsored by the Southern Institute for Education and Research at Tulane University. In 1989, Levy repeatedly confronted David Duke, a Holocaust denier and former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, who was running for political office in Louisiana. The photo was used for the July 18, 2013, New Wave In Focus, "In the ghetto."

Published: 10/23/2023