December 8, 2023
Calls for the genocide of Jewish people or any group is indefensible. Freedom of speech is a fundamental American right that is essential to our democracy. However, civil discourse does not include hate speech. Inaction in the face of hate speech is not acceptable.
October 12, 2023
As we continue to watch the conflict in Israel unfold and consider the consequences of murderous antisemitism on that community and the impact on Jewish communities worldwide, we share with you the profound words of these Holocaust survivors as they reflect on what this means to them as they look back across their lives. We stand in solidarity with those who were impacted by this attack. We continue to condemn antisemitism and hate in all its forms. And each day we continue to do this work that builds knowledge, understanding, and empathy to help bridge the deep divides in the…
September 7, 2023
Holocaust revisionism, distortion, and denial are antisemitism. We join the many individuals, organizations, and governments around the world who condemn the statements by President Abbas. It is incumbent on each of us to remain informed and to condemn antisemitism in all its forms wherever we encounter it. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-66741336
August 24, 2023
It can be tempting to see antisemitism as only coming from fringe elements or something happening somewhere else, but not in our own community. Every time antisemitic statements occur – especially online where they can be amplified by anonymous affirmation – it moves society closer to normalizing this hatred and making it an acceptable part of our social discourse, which it is not. This is not a distant phenomenon, but something we need to be vigilant about addressing in our own community. https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article278568509.html
January 25, 2023
As our community continues to grapple with the impact of multiple racist, homophobic, and antisemitic incidents, we acknowledge the sense of fear and hurt felt by the victims of these actions. We value the diversity of the people and cultures that make up our community. There is no place for hate, bigotry, and racism. As we approach International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we are reminded that the hate that went unchecked some 80-90 years ago is not confined to the past. The lessons of the Holocaust demonstrate the necessity of standing against bigotry. We urge you to raise your voice, not…
February 1, 2022
The Nazi state was a racial state built on a racial ideology. Jews and other targeted groups were defined, persecuted, and murdered on the basis of race policy. To learn more about Nazi race policy visit https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/.../nazi-racism-an-overview.