Resources About Antisemitism

Combating Antisemitism is a Spertus Institute Area of Focus

These resources were compiled by Spertus staff and faculty for your exploration of this critical topic. They are presented in conjunction in with Spertus Institute’s Leadership Certificate in Combating Antisemitism (an executive training program for leaders of Jewish organizations) and Connect & Learn workshops that are free and open to the public.

Connect & Learn Workshop

These free, online workshops are presented by Spertus Institute’s Center for Jewish Leadership in partnership with JPro Chicago. Advance reservations required.

Connect & Learn: Understanding Antisemitism in American Today
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM CT
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Articles from Spertus Staff & Faculty

Educating Leaders to Combat Antisemitism
Dr. Dean P. Bell, (2023)

Combating Antisemitism in the Face of the Day of HateĀ 
Dr. Dean P. Bell and Dr. Keren E. Fraiman, (2023)

The Dark Side of Social Media: How it Fuels Antisemitism
Dr. Sabine Von Mering, (2022)

We Need a Better Definition of Anti-Semitism
Dr. Joshua Shanes and Dr. Dov Waxman, (2021)

American Jews Always Believed the U.S. was Exceptional. We Were Wrong.
Dr. Lila Corwin Berman, The Washington Post (2018)

Program Video

Critical Conversations: Combating Antisemitism, Spertus Institute (2023)

Resources Available Through Spertus Institute’s Asher Library

Spertus students, staff, and faculty can access these resources through logging into Asher Library’s Primo catalog.

Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition
David Nirenberg

What is Antisemitism?
Linda Maizels

Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction
Steven Beller

Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism
Edited by Sol Goldberg, Scott Ury, and Kalman Weiser

The Routledge History of Antisemitism
Edited by Mark Weitzman, Robert J. Williams, and James Wald