On Thursday, March 2, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia organized a 'Stand Against Hate' at Independence Mall to express solidarity, in light of the deplorable vandalism of the Mt. Carmel cemetery and the shocking increase in hate crimes that we have seen in our own community and across the country. Many thanks to everyone who was a part of creating such a powerful event at Independence Mall. The Federation estimates that there were roughly 5,000 people in attendance at the Stand Against Hate including many members of the Religious Leaders Council! Thank you to all of our friends and partner who stood with us as we continue to strive toward understanding and peace in our region and our country.