National Council of Jewish Women Condemns Anti-Semitic Incidents

NCJW applauds overwhelming support from interfaith communities, urges federal government to take definitive action to identify perpetrators behind recent threats and vandalism


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National Council of Jewish Women Condemns Anti-Semitic Incidents
NCJW applauds overwhelming support from interfaith communities, urges federal government to take definitive action to identify perpetrators behind recent threats and vandalism


NEW YORK – The recent wave of threats against Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries is distressing and alarming, but the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) appreciates the outpouring of support to the Jewish community from interfaith partners and the local mainstream communities who are directly impacted. Nancy K. Kaufman, CEO of NCJW, released the following statement:

“The recent incidents of anti-Semitism across the United States have deeply shaken the Jewish community. We are outraged by the recent bomb threats attempting to strike at the very core of our communities, where our children go to preschool and our parents lay to rest. Families’ and children’s sense of safety and security have been threatened. The desecration of Jewish cemeteries is abominable.

“While President Trump has finally acknowledged these threats, the ongoing refusal to identify them as anti-Semitism is beyond troubling. We know all too well what can happen when anti-Semitism goes unchecked. We urge the administration to apply all resources necessary to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“If there is a beacon of light in the waves of darkness, it is that Jewish communities across the country have seen an outpouring of support from the American Muslim community in the form of thousands of dollars raised to repair vandalized cemeteries and strong statements against anti-Semitic threats to our community centers. The friendships and partnerships we are building in the wake of tragedy will allow us to work together to speak out against threats to both communities and to build stronger ties between Muslim and Jewish Americans.”

 

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.

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