Federation in the News: Channel 22 News 5/03/23

Resolution discussed in Easthampton to reject, condemn anti-Semitism in all forms

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s Jewish-American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate our local Jewish communities, while also standing up against anti-Semitism.

Easthampton is one city that is actively taking a stand against anti-Semitism, following a resolution that moved forward Wednesday night, during an Easthampton city council meeting, to reject and condemn anti-Semitism in all forms.

Taking a stand against hate and bigotry, Easthampton City Councilor Owen Zaret, in a joint effort with leading local Jewish organizations, and the Anti-defamation League, proposed a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism in the city. “Antisemitism is a somewhat invisible form of racism and oppression, we don’t think about it a lot despite the fact the numbers are at all time highs,” says Zaret.