CNS "State of Antisemitism" with Guest Speaker Trent Spoolstra, ADL Midwest

January 25, 2024 @ 7:00PM — 8:30PM Central Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

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CNS "State of Antisemitism" with Guest Speaker Trent Spoolstra, ADL Midwest image

Join Hadassah Chicago-North Shore for a one-hour virtual or in-person* presentation that will cover a brief history of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an overview of antisemitic attitudes in America today, the sharp rise of antisemitism following the October 7th terrorist attack, and ways to help during these difficult times. There will be a Q& A following the presentation.

Guest Speaker: Trent Spoolstra, ADL Midwest, is the Associate Regional Director for the Midwest office of the Anti-Defamation League in charge of young leadership development and Jewish community relations. He leads the region’s young leadership class called Glass Leadership Institute, assists with the ADL Associate Board, sets up adolescent training sessions to counter antisemitism, and runs the region’s Signature Synagogue Program. Before coming to ADL, Trent worked in AmeriCorps-VISTA and was a high school history teacher in Texas. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Notre Dame and a master's degree in international affairs from the Bush School of Government & Public Service-Texas A&M.

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