Letter: Synagogue thanks supporters following antisemitic graffiti amid ‘rise in hate speech’
- Credit: Archant
In a letter to the Ham&High, South Hampstead Synagogue thanks supporters, while hitting out at the rise of hate speech, both on social media and in wider society.
Following the graffiti incident at our synagogue earlier this week, we would like to take this opportunity to say a huge and sincere "thank you" to all those who have been in touch to express their solidarity.
It is very much appreciated and extremely heartwarming to know how much support there is for our community.
As a faith community, we deplore the rise of hate speech in society. Social media is polluted with anti-Semitism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, homophobia, misogyny and racism. Sadly, all these things are connected.
We stand united to show that we do not tolerate prejudice, hate and division on our streets or online.
Over the next year, South Hampstead Synagogue is determined to continue to work closely with local organisations, faith communities, neighbours and Camden Council, on initiatives to strengthen community cohesion in our great borough and across London.
- 1 Stephen Mangan has Crouch End pupils 'in stitches'
- 2 Bus collides with lamppost in Muswell Hill crash
- 3 Hampstead Heath to host first Christmas Fayre
- 4 Developer told to dig up granite slabs at Hornsey Town Hall Square
- 5 George Michael estate helps fund Highgate Christmas lights
- 6 Christmas at Kenwood feels like walking in a winter wonderland
- 7 Infected Blood Inquiry: Transfusion centre was 'disaster zone'
- 8 Villa Bianca brings the Christmas cheer to Hampstead
- 9 Haringey Council makes senior leadership appointments
- 10 Covid-19: Omicron cases confirmed in Haringey and Barnet