With heightened concerns about growing anti-Semitic violence, the Jewish Federation is increasing community-wide leadership to stem anti-Semitism and secure Jewish facilities. Making the Jewish community more peaceful and secure takes resources. Please support the Federation's Campaign to Combat Anti-Semitism and Enhance Community Security.
From the attack in a Pittsburgh synagogue to hateful graffiti and flyers throughout Monmouth and Greater Middlesex counties, the Jewish Federation is helping local Jewish organizations respond. Working with schools, interfaith clergy, and public safety partners, Federation-led, promoted, and supported programs educate kids and adults – including educators, public safety, and government officials, as well as Jewish communal security professionals and volunteers – to reduce hate, anti-Semitism, and bullying.
The Federation's Security Task Force engages partners to enhance security awareness and preparedness at Jewish facilities, including through training and grants funding systems and equipment. To date, the Federation has helped bring more than $3 million in Homeland Security funding through 40 grants to local Jewish organizations in three years. More training, systems, and equipment are needed.