Following Assault on Capitol, Federations Urge Country to Move Forward

Below is a statement from The Jewish Federations of North America made by Mark Wilf, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Eric Fingerhut, President & CEO.

Following yesterday’s horrifying assault on our nation's democracy, we were gratified that calm was restored quickly and Congress went back to their important work of certifying our election process. We all must return to the important work ahead.

Before us are a series of immense challenges and we cannot fully tackle them unless we come together. Death tolls related to COVID-19 are at alarming levels and we have seen domestic unrest rise to unacceptable proportions. Our social service sector has been overtaxed and under resourced.

As Jews, we know personally and painfully the dangers of unchecked hatred. We also know that with great determination and conviction to our core values, our country can heal and grow stronger. We affirm our belief in the stability of our government, its institutions and the peaceful transition of power. We are committed to devoting our communal energy to working with people of all faiths and creeds to heal and move forward.

Federations share their statements below.

Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston
Jewish Federation of Broward County
Buffalo Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinatti
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC
Jewish Federation & Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Hartford
Jewish Federation of Madison

Memphis Jewish Community Partners
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota & the Dakotas
Jewish Federation & Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee
Jewish Federation of Northern NJ
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Jewish Community Federation of Richmond
Jewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco
Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern NJ
Jewish Federation of Toledo/Jewish Community Relations Council of Toledo
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington