Day of Action against Antisemitism – May 27, 2021
Following a wave of recent antisemitic attacks across the United States, our U.S. affiliate the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has condemned the increase in antisemitic attacks. They have co-sponsored A Day of Action Against Antisemitism along with the Anti-Defamation League, The Conference of Presidents, Jewish Federations of North America, American Jewish Committee, Hadassah, and the Orthodox Union.
NCJW CEO Sheila Katz issued the following statement:
The rise in antisemitic attacks both in person and online in recent weeks is deeply troubling and demands immediate attention. National Council of Jewish Women unequivocally condemns antisemitism and all acts of violence against Jewish people.
As a Jewish organization committed to social justice, we are deeply troubled by accounts of violence and vandalism against Jewish people across the country. We will continue to work toward a better world where all people, regardless of religion, race, gender or background, have access to safety, respect and dignity. NCJW is actively working with the Biden-Harris administration, members of Congress, partner organizations and our Sections across the country to prevent and address antisemitism and all forms of hate.
It is terrifying to see this alarming rise in antisemitism and how many of our Jewish community members are being targeted in these acts of hate and violence. I’m sending my most heartfelt wishes for refuah shleima, a full and speedy recovery, to the victims of these hideous attacks.
Fighting antisemitism is both a critical part of Jewish liberation and of the larger work of creating a world in which all people are free from oppression and hate. Thank you for standing with us by speaking out against antisemitism. It is only through calling out injustices and joining together as human beings that we can truly reach a place of peace.”
Earlier this year, NCJW’s antisemitism task force shared resources to respond to antisemitic hate crimes and clarified our definition of antisemitism. You can visit the NCJW antisemitism resource center and learn more here.