To bigotry no sanction to persecution no assistance
– G. Washington, 1790
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is outraged over the dramatic rise of antisemitism across the nation and the world. We see it in the halls of government, on college campuses, spoken by celebrities, promoted in online forums and in vicious attacks on the streets of our cities.
 
Antisemitism, the oldest hatred in the world, has evolved for centuries in a consistent effort to deny the Jewish people of our humanity, our dignity and, more recently, Israel – our ancestral homeland.
 
We call on all local and national leaders, along with our allies and members of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish community to join us as we speak out and fight back against antisemitic prejudice, attacks and hatred. We must come together to eradicate this hatred from our nation in all shapes and forms.