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 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.