A national report indicates that incidents of hate towards the Jewish community reached an all-time high in the United States in 2021, with a total of 2,717 incidents. This represents the highest number of incidents on record since tracking began in 1979. This is an average of more than seven incidents per day and a 34 percent increase year over year. The amount of attention and support shown to anti-Jewish rhetoric played out recently on social media and in the national news suggests a concerning trend in the wrong direction.
ROI Core Values are rooted in the philosophy that all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. More recently, we further supported this value with one that states “We are committed to deliberate decision-making that rejects systemic racism.” Just as we denounce any and all hateful rhetoric and behavior towards our community of Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) ROI also denounces any and all hateful rhetoric and behavior towards this nation’s community of Jewish people.