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Israel Education and
Combating Antisemitism in High Schools

What We Offer:

  • Education about Israel

  • Support and Tools to effectively combat antisemitism 

  • Leadership training and professional development

  • StandWithUs Kenneth Leventhal High School Internship Program

  • Teen Leadership Council

  • Educational speakers

  • Funding for approved school and community programs

  • An international network and support system


Sample Educational Topics:

  • Antisemitism vs. Legitimate Criticism of Israel

  • Responding to Hatred

  • History of Antisemitism

  • Israel 101

  • Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Pathways to Peace

  • Current Event Updates

  • Israel’s Government and Elections

  • Preparation for Israel on College Campuses

  • Understanding the BDS Movement and Real Life Campus Scenarios

  • Programs for Jewish American Heritage Month, Mizrahi Heritage Month

  • Programs for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  • Programs for Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron, Yom Haatzmaut

StandWithUs High School also offers programming for parents and community members to learn about supporting high school students if they experience antisemitism in the classroom and how to address challenges within K-12 education.

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We believe education is the road to peace and we encourage our students to respond to hatred with innovative programs and lessons.



San Diego, CA 

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a student at Bonita Vista High School in San Diego renamed a shared class document, "Hitler Did Nothing Wrong." StandWithUs Leventhal High School Intern, Anna Maya, immediately jumped into action. Anna, with the support of StandWithUs, reached out to the school administration and requested a serious condemnation of antisemitism, as well as an educational program to teach the students about ongoing antisemitism in the 21st century. Not only did the school seriously condemn the incident, they invited Anna to educate the entire 10th grade about Holocaust denial. Anna presented to 300 students at Bonita Vista High School and covered important context of the Holocaust, how to identify antisemitism, Holocaust denial, and how to combat this hate.


Princeton, NJ

StandWithUs Kenneth Leventhal High School Intern Brooke Littman, a student leader in the Tri-State has had multiple experiences of antisemitism. These isolating experiences inspired Brooke to look for a community and she found StandWithUs. Brooke dedicated herself to educating her peers about antisemitism throughout her internship and her efforts culminated with a school-wide assembly commemorating the Holocaust. The 500 students from all backgrounds who were in attendance at Princeton Day School heard Rabbi David Levy recount his father's emotional stories of surviving the Holocaust and about the dangers of antisemitism today. StandWithUs Staff worked with Brooke to educate her peers weekly and work with her school administration to implement more education about antisemitism into the classroom while actively combating any form of antisemitism in her school.


Mercer Island, WA

After an antisemitic verbal attack occurred at Mercer Island High School (WA), Bella Hartman, StandWithUs Kenneth Leventhal High School Intern from the Northwest hosted a Holocaust Remembrance program at her high school. This was the first StandWithUs educational program at this high school, after years of being ignored by the administration. Bella brought  6 Holocaust survivors to speak to her school's freshman class to share their stories of survival, the importance of learning about the Holocaust and antisemitism, and why Israel is important to Holocaust survivors. Many teachers and students were moved by the speakers despite the event being held virtually. Right after the program, Bella's principal asked her to host the same program for the entire school. Two months later, Bella hosted the same program to more than 700 students as requested. Bella said she enjoys planning events that impact a lot of people and likes coordinating the details.


Orange County, CA

Isabella Szabo, recent graduate from Orange County School of the Arts, is a StandWithUs Kenneth Leventhal High School Intern Alumni and was part of a school initiative called the Anti-Racism curriculum task force, which helps integrate inclusivity pedagogy into the curriculum. As part of this team, Isabella has codified the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism into the student handbook so that antisemitic incidents can be dealt with effectively.

Are you interested in learning about Israel or how to effectively combat antisemitism?

Contact to get involved!

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