Following the spate of anti-Semitic attacks around the US, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is working intensely and directly with New York and Los Angeles police departments, community leaders and activists on the ground.
In NY, SWC officials met with the commanding officer of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force to discuss the current situation with the exploding levels of hate crimes in New York.
After the vicious attack of a Jewish 23-year-old in Midtown Manhattan last week, SWC organized a zoom meeting between the Jewish communal leadership and local elected officials to ensure that the community was updated on what occurred, the progress of the investigation and apprehension of one of the assailants and how the community can help moving forward.
In Los Angeles, SWC attended a press conference with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles police department as well as meetings with LAPD officials.
SWC helped plan and speak at a major protest rally in Chicago yesterday and attended another in NY. SWC is planning another major rally in NY later this week.
Rabbi Hier and senior SWC officials are speaking to national TV, radio, online and local media as well as social media postings to push back against this latest surge of anti-Semitism that has exploded across the US and the globe.
We will keep you updated in the days to come. For more, join the Center onFacebook, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed.