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IRVING YOUNGER, z”l
MELVIN WAX, z”l
ROSE MALLINGER, z”l
BERNICE SIMON, z”l
SYLVAN SIMON, z”l
JERRY RABINOWITZ, z”l
JOYCE FEINBERG, z”l
RICHARD GOTTFRIED, z”l
DANIEL STEIN, z”l
November 2018: We were devastated, and our hearts were
broken for the families of those killed and injured at the Tree
of Life Synagogue, and for the entire Jewish community of
Pittsburgh.
This appears to be the deadliest attack on a Jewish
community in U.S. history. The 2017 FBI hate crimes report
came out on the heels of this attack. It showed a 17% jump
from the previous year, and attacks on Jews accounted for 60
percent of all religion-based hate crimes – the highest of any
targeted religious group. This reinforced ADL’s audit of antiSemitic incidents for that year, which showed a surge of 57%.
All Jewish institutions should have security as a mindset each
and every day – because any day – hateful words and rhetoric
can cross the line into violence.
TRI-COUNTY
PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE
TRAGIC SHOOTING — 11 DEAD
This vicious attack must remind us that hate crimes are meant
to target entire communities. It is incumbent on all of us to
call out anti-Semitism and bigotry wherever and whenever
it occurs.
CECIL ROSENTHAL, z”l
The shooter’s goal was to terrorize American Jews and
anyone who believes in an inclusive society. However, he has
failed miserably.
DAVID ROSENTHAL, z”l
Let’s not fail each other, let’s not fail our children, and let’s not
fail the memories of those whose lives were cut short.
Sheri Zvi, ADL Florida Regional Director
ADL is known as the 9-1-1 for the Jewish community.
They provide support to victims of anti-Semitism
anywhere it rears its ugly head in the Sunshine State.
Each case of anti-Semitism reported to the ADL Florida
Office is thoroughly investigated. Such cases include,
but are not limited to criminal acts of vandalism, noncriminal harassment, and physical assaults against Jewish individuals, property and
community institutions.
To report an anti-Semitic incident, please contact ADL immediately
ADL Florida Office
Tel: (561) 988-2900 • Email: florida@adl.org
Website: http://florida.adl.org / facebook.com/adl.florida
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