Official Statement: Hate and Violence in Charlottesville

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The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is appalled by the hate and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. The display of bigotry, racism, and anti-Semitism by white supremacists and neo-Nazis is contrary to everything America must stand for. We cannot and will not tolerate hate in our midst.

The tragic consequences of hate were all too evident with the deaths of Heather Heyer, Lt. H. Jay Cullen, and Berke M.M. Bates. We send our deepest condolences to their families and wish a speedy recovery to all those who were injured.

The Federation stands together with our faith and community partners in fierce opposition to hatred in all its forms, here in Northeast Ohio and across the nation.

Stephen H. Hoffman

Gary L. Gross
Board Chair

Bradley J. Schlang
Community Relations Committee Chair

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