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.

Vigils remembering the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre were held all throughout the country Sunday, including some in our area.

Rodeph Shalom Synagogue, on North Broad Street, was packed to the brim for an interfaith vigil organized in part by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia