NY Jewish Week: After Charlottesville, Jews move from angst to action

August 23, 2017

Leaders of several Jewish organizations were slated to meet in New York Wednesday to begin discussing how best to respond to the white supremacist and neo-Nazi threats voiced earlier this month during demonstrations that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va.

The meeting was one of a torrent of actions taken by Jewish individuals and communal organizations in response to the rally and its aftermath. Jewish groups strategized collective action, rabbis discussed the events in sermons, the ADL teamed up with a mayors’ coalition to campaign against bigotry and Jewish pols rebuked the president, and, in some cases, called for him to be officially censured.