Noa Tishby Engages with dTHS Students in Heartfelt Dialogue about Israel and the Jewish People
Noa Tishby, Israel’s first Special Envoy for Combatting Antisemitism and Delegitimization (as well as acclaimed actress, producer, model, and author), was on our campus earlier today to engage in a meaningful dialogue with our students as part of de Toledo’s annual Arieh Diamond Memorial Speaker Series.
An impassioned advocate who has spoken at the United Nations General Assembly as well as before the U.S. Congress, Noa recently published her first (and hugely impactful) book entitled Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth. She has also been named “one of the 50 Most Powerful Jews in the World.”
During today’s session, Noa spoke from the heart and gave our students advice on how to confront attempts to delegitimize Israel in the political arena, as well as on social media and college campuses.
“Being Jewish is cool… remember that and own that,” said Noa. “Reach outside our community, find friends and allies, talk to people who aren’t Jewish or don’t know anything about us. The prouder we are, the better.”
Especially in the midst of continuing antisemitism and a surge in anti-Israel activity, our responsibility to provide our children the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to be proud in their heritage, and navigate the world as Jews, is fundamental.