CONFRONTING ANTI-SEMITISM

The Jewish Federation of Ulster County strongly condemns anti-Semitic hate speech and actions, as well as harassment and/or discrimination against any particular group of people or individuals on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Members of our Federation’s Community Relations Committee are committed to providing support to victims of anti-Semitism, educating the public when anti-Semitic incidents happen in our community, and working with local leaders to confront, discourage and counter hate speech and behavior.

To report an anti-Semitic incident in our county, please email the Federation at: communityrelations@ucjf.org; call 845-338-8131, or contact the Ulster County Human Rights Commission at: 845-340-3147. To help support the Federation in its causes, including the fight against anti-Semitism, please considering donating by clicking the "Donate" button at the top of the page.

STATEMENT OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF ULSTER COUNTY ON THE DECEMBER 28TH ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACK IN MONSEY, NY

Our heartfelt prayers for a quick and complete recovery go out to the victims of the brutal attack which took place at the home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg in Monsey, NY last Saturday night.  This is just the most recent in a spate of anti-Semitic incidents occurring locally, regionally, nationally and globally.  Last week in Brooklyn, NY, there were at least 10 attacks reported, which follow the previous week's shooting at a kosher deli in Jersey City, NJ, where at least 4 people were killed.  This is a dramatic intensification of what has been an alarming increase in anti-Semitic attacks over the past few years.  This is a crisis and everyone should be vigilant and speak up when they see it.

The Jewish Federation of Ulster County strongly condemns anti-Semitic hate speech and actions, as well as harassment and/or discrimination against any group of people or individuals on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or country of origin.  Members of the Federation’s Community Relations Committee are committed to providing support to victims of anti-Semitism, educating the public when anti-Semitic incidents happen in our community, and working with local leaders to confront, discourage and counter hate speech and behavior.

Administrative Assistant
Jewish Federation of Ulster County
www.ucjf.org
845-338-8131

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