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 Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia condemns the hate and violence displayed this weekend at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA. Anti-Semitic, racist and xenophobic views have no home in a country that prides itself on justice, liberty and freedom for all. We mourn the loss of Heather Heyer who passed away in the horrific car attack and pray for the recovery of the 19 other men and women injured in this act of domestic terrorism. As a community, we pray for peace, calmness and safety in the days and weeks ahead.