Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism

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October 10, 2019; New York, NY - Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Rabbi Dena Feingold with her brother and sister-in-law at the tree dedication at her congregation in Wisconsin

Our congregation dedicated a living memorial, a tree, to “keep alive” the memory of those who lost their lives to hate and violence at the Pittsburgh synagogue last fall.

Rabbi Dena A. Feingold
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Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement on behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the wider Reform Movement institutions:

“We welcome today’s House resolution condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim bigotry and other forms of hate. Importantly, the resolution makes clear that these hatreds, though centuries old, feed on and legitimize each other, inflamed in our time by forces on the left and right. There is no place for these, or any form of hate in our society, no matter the source.

Tree-planting ceremony to remember the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

The 11 innocent victims who were killed in the Tree of Life tragedy must not be put aside. It is our responsibility to remember; it is our obligation never to forget.

David Feingold
The author holding a Torah scroll on the bimah of Temple Emanu-El in Dothan, Alabama

The headline alone told me the story in The Washington Post would be about Temple Emanu-El, the congregation in Dothan, AL, where I had served as the rabbi for 10 years.

Rabbi Lynne Downey Goldsmith
Closeup of a person wearing a Star of David necklace against a blue sweater

This dramatic increase in anti-Semitic incidents strongly correlates with the deadly uptick in all forms of racism and bigotry. 

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Childrens hands touching one adult hand

Here is my plan, all or parts of which you may wish to replicate in your own congregation in the days to come

Anne Berman-Waldorf
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Here is my plan, all or parts of which you may wish to replicate in your own congregation in the days to come, along with additional resources for Jewish educators.

Michelle Shapiro Abraham
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A century ago, more than 200,000 Jews and others were killed in pogroms in the Pale of Settlement. Learn what’s being done to remember these horrific acts and those lost.

Alan H. Bernstein