UNITED IN THE BRONX AGAINST HATE
Surrounded by several elected officials, Brad Silver of the Bronx Jewish Community Council speaks of recent events against the Jewish community. Photo by David Greene
One Riverdale resident blames President Donald Trump and his administration for the recent increase in hate crimes and bomb threats against Jewish community centers. Photo by David Greene
A large crowd joined several local elected officials and religious leaders in calling for an end against recent hate attacks against both the Jewish and Muslim communities. Responding to the 100 bomb threats made against Jewish community centers across the country, officials gathered for an emergency meeting, held Thursday, March 3, at the Riverdale YM-YWHA on Arlington Avenue. Congressman Eliot Engel, Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz and Councilman Andrew Cohen were joined by members of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, the Bronx Jewish Community Council and other organizations who called on residents to denounce hate and to report any suspicious activity in the community.
Congressman Eliot Engel speaks about recent incidents of hate including the desecration of a Jewish cemetery.–Photo by David Greene
Bronx’ elected officials stand together with religious leaders after recent hate crimes and fake bomb threats to 100 Jewish community centers around the country. Photo by David Greene
Congressman Eliot Engel gathered with fellow elected officials and religious leaders in discussing recent events. Photo by David Greene