Dec 18, 2019


Once again, our Jewish community is outraged and anguished, as we reel from the murders that took place at a kosher market in Jersey City, and the desecration of a synagogue in Beverly Hills. These are among the latest attacks in a chilling global escalation of anti-Semitic violence that cannot be tolerated.

Anti-Semitic murders and assaults across the U.S. more than doubled last year, and the trend continues. Every day, we read of synagogues and homes defaced, cemeteries desecrated, innocent Jews attacked and threatened, maimed or killed.

Our people know all too well the depths to which unchecked hatred and extremism can plummet. Our history teaches us that these are not isolated acts, but a symptom of a greater disease that must be eradicated.

…we stand proud and resolute against displays of hatred
…we will not be intimidated
…we will continue to educate and advocate
…we will continue to be vigilant and safeguard our people and our spaces

As Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, approaches, we remember our people’s enduring resilience, courage and hope.

We call upon all people of good will and all faiths to stand with us against anti-Semitism and all intolerance and hatred.