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After the Solidarity Rally - Three Calls to Action to Perform Next

In an unprecedented display of unity and solidarity, the Jewish community, our elected officials, and neighbors of all faiths came together to tackle the issue of anti-Semitism and hate crime on Sunday, January 12th. The rally came after a week and a half of violent attacks against Jews in NY, culminating with an attack during which five people were stabbed at a Hanukkah party at a Rabbi's house in Monsey, NY.

Organized by our Jewish Community Relations Council and hosted by Synagogue Emanu-El, rally attendees heard from Mayor John Tecklenburg, Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds, Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, SC Rep. Wendell Gilliard, SC Sen. Sandy Senn, Anita Zucker, Federation CEO Judi Corsaro, CJF President Eileen Chepenik, and faith leaders representing every organized faith in Charleston. The speakers expressed their solidarity with the Jewish community, and advocated for community security, hate crime legislation, and education.

The Anti-Defamation league, the Charleston Jewish Federation, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Charleston hope that the momentum of the rally will continue in raising the funds needed for a Community Security Director and the passage of South Carolina hate crime legislation.

3 Calls To Action:

1. Protect Jewish Lives in the Lowcountry: To make a donation towards the Community Security and Emergency Management Fund click here.

2. Learn More: To find out what our JCRC is doing to pass hate crime legislation in South Carolina, and how to get involved click here.

3. Advocate: To find out who your state legislators are so that you can express your support for hate crime legislation, click here.
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