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Showing Up: Tools and Skills to have Challenging Conversations

A multi-part series for leaders under 45 in the St. Louis Jewish Community sponsored by Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Jewish Community Relations Council and in partnership with Project Shema*

The rise of antisemitism globally has understandably elevated concerns inside our community. While the threat antisemitism poses isn’t the same in all spaces, antisemitic attitudes have increased on the right and left. A major obstacle to combating antisemitism lies in the fact that many of us do not feel equipped to engage broadly across communal lines on issues surrounding Israel and antisemitism.

That’s why we’re inviting you to participate in a small cohort of your peers for a multi-part series called SHOWING UP: Tools and Skills to Navigate Challenging Conversation. This program will help you develop the understanding and skills needed to engage in a productive dialogue on these very complex topics.


  • Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m
  • Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • March 14 – Program and reception with Jewish civic engagement leaders

All sessions will be in person. Location to be determined.

$36 material fee upon acceptance into the program. Scholarships are available.

Apply Here By 1/20/23

*Project Shema is an independent nonprofit organization that provides training and support to help the American Jewish community and allies navigate the challenging discourse around Israel and Palestine and antisemitism in progressive and/or social justice spaces. Named after the Hebrew word which means “to hear”, “listen”, or “understand”, Project Shema works to deepen understanding and build bridges across communities.

This program is made possible by a grant from The Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) as part of JFNA’s Civic Engagement Incubator Initiative. St. Louis is one of 30 participating Federation and JCRC’s from across the country receiving this investment so that collectively we have a network that anticipates trends, manifests innovative solutions and shares best practices.

For more information, please contact Karen Sher at or Cheryl Adelstein at

Program co-chairs:
Stephanie Cohan and Benjamin Singer

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