Coalition for Dismantling Antisemitism at Middlebury

The Coalition for Dismantling Antisemitism at Middlebury aims to create opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to learn more about antisemitism and how Jewish students experience it on campus and elsewhere. Antisemitism has been on the rise in the U.S. and on college campuses, adding urgency to this work. Please read this statement about our work. This webpage is a collection of educational and other resources that we have gathered in order to raise awareness of and address antisemitism at Middlebury.

Currently, the Coalition consists of the following staff and faculty. We are in the process of determining our membership procedures and will be inviting additional people, including students, to join soon.

Derek Doucet, Dean of Students

Khuram Hussain, Vice President Equity and Inclusion

Mark Orten, Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life

Ted Sasson, Professor of Jewish Studies

Danielle Stillman, Rabbi and Associate Chaplain

Sarah Stroup, Executive Director, Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation

Renee Wells, Asst. Vice President of Education for Equity and Inclusion


Events for Spring 2024


Katz Center for Advanced Jewish Studies virtual lecture series

Jews and the University: Antisemitism, Admissions, Academic Freedom

The Katz Center for Advanced Jewish Studies at UPenn is hosting a series of public webinars this February and March that address different topics on university and college campuses that have been especially under the spotlight since October 7th.  

Visit their website for full information on topics, dates, times and how to register.

Workshop on Responding to Antisemitism

(if you missed this workshop but are interested in these skills, please be in touch with Rabbi Danielle (

January 25, 2024     5-7:30 pm    Jewish Center, FIC   

This workshop with Noah Hochfelder ‘22.5 will offer hands on skills for how to respond to personal antisemitism based on the approaches of the National Coalition Building Institute.

This workshop is open to any students who feel they have been or worried they might be impacted by antisemitism or anti-Jewish oppression. Please register here to let us know you are attending so we can plan the food accordingly.

Sponsored by Middlebury College Hillel


Events for Fall 2023

Workshops for Faculty and Staff

Supporting Religious Observance: Understanding Religious Holidays and What they Mean for When and How Students and Employees Participate on Campus 
Tuesday, September 26 from 1:00-2:00 PM (ET) 
This 60-minute workshop will explore major religious holidays, how they are observed, and what faculty, staff, and supervisors should be mindful of in terms of participation in the classroom and workplace.  Part of Middlebury’s Education for Equity and Inclusion’s “Engaging and Supporting Diverse Communities” series.

Engaging Harms We Might Be Hesitant to Name: Responding to Antisemitism 
Monday, November 13 from 2:00-3:30 PM (ET)
This 90-minute workshop will explore common manifestations of antisemitism on college campuses, the discomfort and uncertainty faculty and staff often feel about naming and engaging with it, and strategies for responding to it when it happens.  Part of Middlebury’s Education for Equity and Inclusion’s “Engaging and Supporting Diverse Communities” series.

Anti-Oppression Reading group for faculty and staff
Thursday, October 19, 1-2 PM
contact Renee Wells: for location information.
This monthly discussion group will be focused on antisemitism this month.  Here is a link to the article they will be discussing: “The Lived Experiences of anti-Semitism encountered by Jewish students on a university campus”

Antisemitism in Our Midst: Past and Present

This video is part of the Antisemitism Education Initiative on the Berkeley campus. This video charts the history of antisemitism from its origins until today. Written by Adam Naftalin-Kelman, Ethan Katz, Steven Davidoff Solomon; Produced by Sarah Lefton; Animated by Jenny Anderson.

Does the History of Anti-Semitism Tell Us Anything About Its Future?

Middlebury College 2021 Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies

The Vibrant Jewish Community at Middlebury

We believe that a key component of dismantling antisemitism here is to continue to create a warm, dynamic, and creative Jewish life on Middlebury’s campus, open and welcoming to all Jewish and non-Jewish members of the campus community. The College provides many avenues for engaging with Judaism, from student organizations to academic programs.

Middlebury students bake Challah.
A group of Middlebury students volunteering with Challah for Hunger bake challah to raise money for local and national anti-hunger organizations.

Middlebury College Hillel

Hillel is a student organization at Middlebury that creates Jewish community for other students through holiday celebrations, weekly Shabbat services and dinners, and social and learning opportunities. To learn more about this aspect of Jewish life on campus, please visit the Middlebury College Hillel’s website, Instagram and Facebook pages.

Rabbi Danielle Stillman
Rabbi Danielle Stillman

Hillel Hayom

Hillel Hayom Newsletter: Reflecting on Jewish Life at Middlebury Today

Academic Opportunities

Middlebury offers a minor in Jewish studies and in Modern Hebrew and Israeli society. The classes offered are a wonderful way to learn more about Judaism, Israel, and related topics.

Interfaith House

MOSAIC Interfaith House

The MOSAIC Interfaith House is a residential space for students who are interested in deepening their knowledge and experience of various religions, spiritualities, and secular traditions.