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Jewish Conversations After Charlottesville is a Course

Jewish Conversations After Charlottesville

Ended Aug 25, 2017


Full course description

One-time, online, 60 minute session

Deadline to Register: Aug. 25

Full Description:
Rabbi Jessica Lott, Interim Director of the Meyerhoff Center, and Ari Levy, Asst. Director of Engagement Training, both of Hillel International, will lead a Jewish conversation and overview of resource materials available to you for dialogue and support around some of the issues that surfaced during and after the events in Charlottesville. This will be an opportunity for you to process with colleagues, connect to Jewish wisdom, and practice conversations that you can then adapt for use with students.

This Course is for:

All Hillel professionals.

Course Meets:

  • Friday, August 25th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST / 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Instructor Bios:
Rabbi Jessica Lott is Interim Director of the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience at Hillel International. She loves to teach and has done so with people of all kinds - from toddlers to seniors, at synagogues and summer camps, on Israel trips, in interfaith dialogue groups and, of course, on college campuses. A deep investment in innovation and pluralism lead her to a career in Hillel. She joined Hillel International after serving as the Associate Director for Jewish Life and Learning at University of Maryland Hillel. Previously she worked at the Hillels at the University of Delaware and at Temple University. 

Jessica is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She also holds a bachelors in Jewish and Near Eastern Studies from Washington University in St Louis and a masters in Social and Cultural Foundations of Education from DePaul University in Chicago. Jessica enjoys bike riding, doing crossword puzzles, hosting dinner parties, and volunteering for local and global social justice organizations. She lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and daughter.


Arielle (Ari) Levy is Hillel's Assistant Director of Engagement Training. Ari has spent her career as a trainer, facilitator and consultant with a passion for youth development, public health, and social justice action and education. Prior to joining Hillel's team in 2017, Ari served as the lead trainer for a statewide youth leadership and public health movement in Massachusetts, while also running an independent diversity and inclusion consultancy. Before initiating her own coaching and workshop design initiative, she led a Boston-wide Community Dialogues on Race program that brought together community members of different backgrounds to engage in conversation about their diversity as well as their common ground. Arielle studied Sociology and Community Health at Tufts University and also earned her Master's in Public Health from Tufts, with a focus on health disparities and communication.

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