Statement on DeSean Jackson: The anti-Semitic comments displayed by DeSean Jackson on his instagram are deeply offensive and disturbing. These words have been used for centuries to support the vilification and extermination of Jews. As a representative of our city, we call on DeSean Jackson to stop spreading hate and bigotry and to become better educated about anti-Semitism.

We are deeply saddened by the vandalism at the Mount Carmel Cemetery on Sunday, February 26, 2017. This type of disrespectful behavior is dangerous and disheartening.

The Jewish Federation continues to collect funds on behalf of Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Funds will be used for the ongoing maintenance of the cemetery. 503 headstones have been repaired and restored, but there are still many more headstones down in other parts of the cemetery, due either to natural causes or earlier acts of vandalism.

Please make a donation to help with clean up, repair, and security below.

If you are interesting in volunteering or getting involved, please contact mtcarmelcemetery@jewishphilly.org.