Encountering BDS on Campus? Here is One Strategy to Use

Posted on 07/15/2022 @ 06:00 AM

Tags: Teen Education & Engagement

Open the Door to OpenDor Media & Unpacked for Educators

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If a young person you know encounters BDS and anti-Semitism on campus,
do you/they know where to turn? 

My name is Aviva Edrich and I am the Teen Department Associate at the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). As a 22-year-old that graduated college a year ago, my biggest fear as an incoming freshman was how to respond to anti-Semitic activity on campus.
Throughout grade school, I remember watching videos about BDS [the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement against Israel] and other anti-Semitic groups while attending Hebrew School. 
All of the videos talked about the scary experiences that Jewish students face on campus, and after watching them, I was afraid of what I might encounter at my school. 
If a young person you know encounters BDS and anti-Semitism on campus, Unpacked for Educators, a leading creator of Jewish film content since 2009, has a great video about it

The video is called Crossing the Line 2: The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus. In this video we can see multiple instances of anti-Semitic activity happening on campuses and:

  • How to respond to anti-Semitic comments or activity
  • Some of the struggles that real students have encountered
  • Strategies to stay strong in advocating for Israel

Unpacked for Educators boasts a multitude of great online resources for teens and adults, including Jewish educational and informational videos, articles and more.
And best of all, they are free and easy to share! So become a (free) subscriber by clicking here.

CAJE and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation financially contribute to Unpacked for Educators, because it produces high-quality, relevant, and engaging films, podcasts, TikTok's, Instagram posts and more all about Judaism and Israel. Over the next few weeks, CAJE will be exploring the resources that you can find on this amazing website for yourself and for others.
For more information about Open Dor Media / Unpacked for Educators or anything about fighting anti-Semitism on campus, contact Aviva Edrich Avivaedrich@caje-miami.org