In response to an alarming spike in anti-Semitism, a broad and diverse coalition of New York City organizations and leaders denounced anti-Semitism in full page ads in The New York Times and New York Post on Sunday and in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
The ads, organized by UJA-Federation of New York in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC-NY) and the New York Board of Rabbis, condemn the recent anti-Semitism attacks and call for solidarity with the Jewish community. The ads were signed by:
Dr. Mehnaz Afridi (Manhattan College), Jennifer Jones Austin (FPWA), Murad Awawdeh (New York Immigration Coalition), David Banks (Eagle Academy Foundation), Pastor A.R. Bernard (Christian Cultural Center), Reverend Doctor Chloe Breyer (The Interfaith Center of New York), Bishop Victor A. Brown (Worldwide Fellowship of Independent Christian Leaders), Reverend Peter Cook (New York State Council of Churches), Reverend Jacques DeGraff (Canaan Baptist Church, Harlem), Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio (Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn), Timothy Cardinal Dolan (Archbishop of New York), Sheikh Musa Drammeh (Peace December), Hazel N. Dukes (NAACP New York State Conference), Morris Gurley (Council of Churches of the City of New York), Imam Tahir Kukaj (Albanian Islamic Cultural Center), Frankie Miranda (Hispanic Federation), Pastor Gilford Monrose (67th Precinct Clergy Council, Inc. - GodSquad), Mohammad Razvi (Council of Peoples Organization), Bishop Raymond Rivera (Latino Pastoral Action Center), Fatima Shama (Fresh Air Fund), Dennis M. Walcott (Queens Public Library), America China Public Affairs Institute, Asian American Federation, Asian Americans for Equality, Asian American Institute for Public Policy, The Bridge Multicultural Project, Bronx Clergy Task Force, Buddhist Council of New York, Chinese-American Planning Council, Chinese Community Relations Council, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Haitian American Caucus, The Hindu Temple Society of North America, The New York City Anti-Violence Project, The Shield Institute, and The World Council of Religious Leaders.
In addition to running the ads, UJA and JCRC-NY have secured statements from all Mayoral candidates condemning the recent anti-Semitic attacks, hosted a virtual rally with members of Congress, and facilitated real-time intelligence with the Mayor and NYPD through its Community Security Initiative, which has led to a more robust police presence throughout the city.