Carnegie Mellon University

Addressing Antisemitism

Cultivating Understanding & Awareness

Hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, this multi-event series, part of Carnegie Mellon University’s Deeper Conversations initiative, aims to foster awareness and understanding of antisemitism through elevating critical consciousness of our CMU community and extending it beyond – acknowledging how antisemitism manifests in our spaces and spheres of influence and learning tools and strategies to dismantle it.

antisemitism (n.), antisemitic (adj.)
Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.

Past Events

Understanding Antisemitism and its Impact on Jews

January 30 and 31, 2024

Noah Schoencommunity outreach associate at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, hosted two identical sessions about the historical roots of antisemitism, the connection those roots have to its modern day manifestations, and the collective impact that generations of antisemitism has had on the Jewish community. 

Educating & Empowering Communities Against Antisemitism

November 14, 2023

This event featured a thought-provoking and compelling presentation by Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, who shared reflections on his experience as a survivor of the synagogue hostage crisis at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas in January 2022. Honoring the lives lost due to hatred, Rabbi Cytron-Walker provided insights on combating antisemitism through education and empowerment. We explored actionable strategies for creating a more inclusive and unified society and discovered how we can take on the collective responsibility of eradicating hate and prejudice, paving the way for a brighter and more harmonious future for all.