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.

We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news this morning from the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.  We are monitoring the situation closely.  Our Security Director, Frank Riehl has been communicating with the Philadelphia Police Department to ensure the safety of Philadelphia area synagogues and Jewish community centers today.

We will have more to say as the situation continues to develop. For now, our thoughts and prayers are with our Jewish brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh.

Please join the Jewish Community Relations Council of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia at Rodeph Shalom for an interfaith vigil in remembrance of and support for our Jewish brothers and sisters affected by the horrific events at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday morning. All are welcome.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 5:00 p.m.

Congregation Rodeph Shalom
615 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123​​​​​​​