The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

The mass shooting in Pittsburgh is having a profound effect on our area.

There was an obvious state of grief and shock during the vigil, but many people also say that in the spirit of the Jewish Community, they will not be deterred by acts of violence.