‘Hours Against Hate’ seeks to dismantle bigotry

 

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Jewish Federation has re-launched “Hours Against Hate” and hired coordinator Andrea Bernstein in recent months.

Hours Against Hate is a program aimed at dismantling bigotry by encouraging community members to interact with individuals of a different race, culture, religion, class or sexual orientation, according to a news release.

Andrea Bernstein

“I believe deeply in the value of this program and look forward to building on the great work of the current (Federation) team to expand the initiative into more workplaces and schools in the Greater Milwaukee area,” Bernstein said. “I’m proud to be part of this movement.”

The website for the initiative, HoursAgainstHate.com, offers a form for people to fill out to get involved.

“Andrea’s dedication to promoting advocacy and creating connections across all cultures will make her a great asset to the Hours Against Hate initiative,” said Elana Kahn, director of the Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council.

“Due to our current social climate, having this program and someone in her role has never been so important and timely; we look forward to the impact she will make on the Milwaukee community,” Kahn said.

Bernstein holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Bernstein serves on the Fox Point-Bayside Educational Foundation Board and is co-president of the National Council of Jewish Women – Milwaukee section. The National Council of Jewish women honored her as an “emerging leader” in 2016.