Statement on Charlottesville

San Francisco, CA – "The violence, racism, anti-Semitism, and white supremacist ideology on display in Charlottesville this weekend have no place in America. The true America that we deeply believe in is one of welcome diversity, equality, and acknowledgement of the critical history and ongoing contributions of immigrants in our country. We stand together with the vast majority of Americans and join our community partners in condemning hate, hateful rhetoric, and violence. As Jews, we must have zero tolerance for those who would seek to scapegoat our community and conjure the murderous symbols and language of the Nazi past in order to divide our nation. The recent rise in hate crimes and incidents across America, including those directed at the Jewish community, is an abomination. Our hearts ache for those killed and injured in Virginia and for the many victims of hate and inequality across America.”

– Danny Grossman, CEO of the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, and Rabbi Jim Brandt, CEO of the Jewish Federation of the East Bay

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For immediate release

August 14, 2017