Friday, November 11th at 1:00 PM EST
David L. Bernstein will discuss his newly released book: Woke Antisemitism is a firsthand account from a long-time Jewish leader about how woke ideology shuts down discourse, corrupts Jewish values, and spawns a virulent new strain of antisemitism.
Bernstein is the founder and CEO of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values. He will discuss how ideological tenets of Critical Social Justice doctrine is weaponized against Jews and how Jewish institutions are being led to forget the rationale behind the value of debate and to lose the passion for it.
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David L. Bernstein
A passionate advocate for the free expression of ideas, David L. Bernstein is the founder of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values (JILV), which supports viewpoint diversity, counters woke ideology in the Jewish community, and opposes novel forms of antisemitism emerging from woke ideology.
Bernstein is the author of the newly released book: Woke Antisemitism is a firsthand account from a long-time Jewish leader about how woke ideology shuts down discourse, corrupts Jewish values, and spawns a virulent new strain of antisemitism.
Bernstein served as President and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, a national umbrella for local Jewish advocacy. He served as Executive Director of The David Project (TDP), which educated and trained college and high school students in pro-Israel advocacy. He also held senior roles with the American Jewish Committee (AJC), where he began as director of the Washington regional office and served in management roles, overseeing regional offices as well as national and local programming and advocacy.
Bernstein has been a leading advocate for Israel’s quest for peace and security on the legislative, diplomatic, media, and intergroup relations fronts.
Moderator: Dr. Brandy Shufutinsky
Dr. Shufutinsky is the Director of Education and Community Engagement for JILV and an ex officio board member. She has worked towards advancing the rights of victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through practice, education, and research and is now focusing her advocacy on developing intercultural and academic opportunities to enhance liberal democratic ideals.