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 Philadelphia Police Department has announced that it is increasing their presence at synagogues and houses of worship around the city following Saturday’s shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. “We are not aware of any current threats to Philadelphia”, officials confirm but are working to secure worship centers in the city. Philadelphia police are asking that if anyone has information on suspicious activities to call 9-1-1.