Diversity Needs Jewish Books: A Missing Piece of the Diversity Conversation

Session Description

The FBI reports that 58% of all religious hate crimes target Jewish people despite the fact that only 2% of America’s population identifies as Jewish. This hate can be fought with education and the building of empathy through literature. Jewish books are about far more than the Holocaust and the holidays. They provide windows and mirrors into many other cultures (not all Jews are white or European). Learn more about this often-misunderstood category of literature and how you can make it a part of your diverse collection.

Susan Kusel, Librarian, Temple Rodef Shalom Library
Rebecca Levitan, Librarian [Pikesville Branch], Baltimore County Public Library
Heidi Rabinowitz, Director, Feldman Children’s Library, Congregation B’nai Israel
Sylvie Shaffer, Librarian, Capitol Hill Day School
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