Community Conversations

The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services is offering, free of charge, moderated community conversations in response to the rise in antisemitism and hate group activities in Northeast Florida

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS are a way for us to learn from each other in a safe, non-political space. We will explore how acts of hate impact the individuals and communities being targeted, whether Jewish, Black, LGBTQ+, or others, and discuss how all of us can work together to provide mutual support.

These events will be moderated and panelists may include the leadership of 904Ward, JASMYN, and interfaith groups, as well as educators, journalists, and other community leaders addressing this subject, along with second-generation survivors who share their family’s history surviving the Holocaust and the impact it has had on the next generations.

And at the heart of each event is a moderated Q&A section for those in attendance to join in dialog with the panelists.

Once the conversation is over, takeaways will be provided to follow up with and stay engaged.

JFCS BELIEVES that those pushing hate are not the majority, but sometimes are the loudest. We believe we have a responsibility to use the resources we have to educate, speak out, and work to find common ground, in the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam – repairing the world.

Organizations represented on our panels may include 
| Human Rights Commission for the City of Jacksonville | Interfaith Center, UNF | JASMYN

Companies, organizations, community centers, churches, civic groups, and others who wish to host an event, please contact Melissa Williams at

The Community Conversation will be facilitated by Hope McMath, Curator of the Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery.

There will be an ASL interpreter for the community conversation.

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This initiative is made possible through a generous grant from the Florida Blue Foundation