We need to hold to account those who spew vile, toxic conspiracy theories blaming minorities. We must denounce their lies. We must strongly condemn all forms of Holocaust denial and distortion and misuse of Nazi symbols for political gain. We must stand up to those who use anti-Zionism not only to demonize Israel but as an insidious form of antisemitism.
The haters never stop but neither do we. We will never let our guard down. If the Holocaust taught us anything, it’s that we have no choice but to remain vigilant and resolute in fighting racism and injustice not just targeting Jews but all minorities. We know only too well that when hate against minorities goes unchecked, it’s a dangerous, slippery slope that can lead to humanity’s worst impulses.
Our team at FSWC is committed to the work they do and passionate about why they do it. We know there’s no magic, all-purpose solution. That’s why our work takes many forms. We of course wish there was no need for any of it. Sadly, that’s not the case. Given human nature and the lessons of history, it’s a safe bet the FSWC team will remain busy well into the future.
We’re fortunate to have so many people who recognize the importance of our work and are so devoted to it. For that reason, I’m deeply grateful for the steadfast support and confidence of our donors, the FSWC team, our Board of Directors, participants in our programs, social agencies we work with, public figures and the community at large. We would be nothing without you.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns you would like to discuss with me.
I thank you profoundly and wish you all the best for a healthy, safe and fulfilling 2023.