# Jewish community
Antisemitism on the rise in Virginia
A report released on Thursday, March 23, 2023, shows that antisemitism went across the state of Virginia last year. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an organization that audits reports of antisemitism yearly, revealed that Virginia ranked 13th for the highest number of antisemitic incidents in the United States in 2022.
How Social Media Fuels Extremism, Leading To Violent Attacks on Jewish People and Public Officials
An alleged threat to kill Jewish government leaders in Michigan reflects two of the most dangerous, and interlocking, menaces in American politics and society – an alarming spike in antisemitism and escalating threats against elected officials. You might have seen this in the news recently, and it is a growing trend of intimidation and attacks targeting Jewish people. It’s happening at a time when extremists, who might once have been isolated, find affirmation and spurs to act from social media.
Threats Against Synagogue Was Not Idle: 2 Men Were Charged After Threatening NYC Synagogues
Following internet threats to assault a synagogue in New York City, a 21-year-old Aquebogue man was detained at Penn Station. According to Mayor Eric Adams, the threats were not made in jest.
Fountain and community faith restored after Holocaust memorial vandalized
Most of Judd's extended family were executed by the NazisMarc Albert. A simple, four-sided pedestal with four faucets for ritual handwashing was recently re-installed at Santa Rosa Memorial Park after being damaged a second time in two years. Intended as a place of reflection to honor victims of the Nazis, repeated vandalism has left a feeling of unease among some in the local Jewish community, and also brought shows of unity and support.