Calling all Jewish High School students to Cause An Effect

by | Mar 22, 2019 | What’s Happening

First program: Thursday, May 9, 6–9 pm

A series for Jewish high school students, Cause An Effect offers students and their parents resources and tools to strategically respond to acts of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel rhetoric currently seen on campuses. The program is presented in partnership with BBYO, OSTY and the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), in 2017, the number of anti-Semitic incidents surged 94% in K–12 schools and 89% on college campuses, which doubled for the second consecutive year.

Cause An Effect is a two-part series which begins on Thursday, May 9 with a two-part program. First, is Words to Action, an interactive program facilitated by the Anti-Defamation League designed to empower and equip attendees with constructive responses to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias on campus. Then, visiting Israel Today expert Ambassador Ido Aharoni will share details of the threats and opportunities regarding the anti-Israel movement on campuses across the country, offering solutions to the problem. This program is open to all Jewish students grades 9-12, and their parents.

The series concludes with a pre-Shabbat gathering for teens on Friday, May 17, where the last of the visiting Israel Today experts of the 8th annual series, Artists 4 Israel, will lead a project involving graffiti in the name of advocacy.

Melissa Eichelbaum

For more information on Cause An Effect, or ways to get involved, contact Melissa Eichelbaum, assistant CRC director, at or 757-965-6107.
Funding in part, provided by the Tidewater Jewish Foundation.