24 February 2023
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and our community security partner, Secure Community Network (SCN), are aware that a small neo-Nazi group has been advertising online a “day of mass anti-semitic action” this Saturday referred to as the “National Day of Hate.”
SCN assesses that the “Day of Hate” will likely be limited to non-violent activity such as flyer and banner drops. SCN is continuing to actively monitor online chatter and we are in close coordination with our security and Jewish community partners, including local law enforcement, the FBI, ADL, and agency and synagogue leadership. We have not identified any threats of violence or mentions of specific residential or commercial areas that may be targeted by this upcoming campaign.
What you can do:
- Remain vigilant and situationally aware. Additional resources are available to help protect you during disturbances or related activities.
- Should individuals be engaged in suspicious behavior, criminal, or other related activities, contact law enforcement immediately.
- DO NOT confront individuals engaged in any activities related to these events.
- Report Suspicious Activity to SCN and Federation using Our Incident Reporting Form
If you become the target of and/or are impacted by propaganda targeting the Jewish community, contact local law enforcement first, and then, as soon as you are safe to do so, please report the activity to Federation’s community security team and to ADL.
While these antisemitic, hateful threats are disturbing, we will not stop living our lives as proud Jewish community members. As we remain vigilant, let us commit to continuing our conversations with our allies against hate across Greater Washington and beyond. We are grateful to those who continue to stand with our Jewish community and speak out in the face of this and all bigotry and hatred. Federation, SCN, and our partners will not stop fighting for our community’s safety and security, and we know that you won’t either.
May this be a peaceful and safe Shabbat,
CEO, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
SCN Regional Security Advisor, National Capital Region