Glass Leadership Inst. Members

Disrupting Anti-Jewish Ideas in the Current Political Climate

Featuring Zach Schaffer

Mar 4, 4:30pm-5:45pm ET
In this session, participants will receive timely analysis of current events as well as resources to address antisemitism, specifically when it is part of Israel-Palestine discourse. We will explore why anti-Jewish ideas are often going unnoticed, with a focus on engaging allies in mainstream and progressive spaces.


Zach Schaffer

Co-Founder & Vice President of Community Engagement, Project Shema

Zach is a facilitator, educator, and organizer based in Bedstuy, Brooklyn. He currently serves as the Co-Founder and VP of Community Engagement with Project Shema, which works to nurture empathy for the Jewish community and help allies disrupt anti-Jewish harm, including when it is carried alongside Israel-Palestine discourse. He trains leaders around the world in depolarization, storytelling, allyship, and having difficult conversations. Zach has served as a facilitator and consultant with several organizations including Ta’amod, Resetting the Table, A Wider Bridge, and Jewish Women International. He is the proud President of Friends of Roots, a grassroots coexistence and liberation movement of Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank. He also serves on the North American Board of the Union for Reform Judaism where he co-chairs their Racial Equity Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and as a member of the Commission on Social Action, where he helps to set the social justice agenda of the Religious Action Center.