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.

Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish calendar year, is a time to celebrate the year ahead and to reflect on the one past. It’s a time where we come together to commit ourselves to our shared values, to guide ourselves to the choices and actions that will bring meaning to our lives and the community around us.