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.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police were increasing security at houses of worship in and around Philadelphia following the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh that left 11 people dead.

In Cheltenham, police were protecting the congregation at Beth Shalom synagogue on Saturday evening.