The JCRC’s Executive Director Paul Rockower was honored to take part in the Department of Justice/U.S. Attorney’s Office United Against Hate event on February 21, alongside representatives from ADL AZ, ASU Hillel, FBI Phoenix Division, Phoenix/Scottsdale PD, Phoenix PD’s Jewish Advisory Board, Maricopa County Attorney Office, and other panel guests.

On the panel, Rockower spoke of a strategic response to antisemitism:

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix Executive Director Paul Rockower and Anti-Defamation League Community Manager Sarah Kader also emphasized the importance of reporting bias incidents, however they added a bit of a twist.

“If you see something, say something but say something to your rabbi, to the ADL or to any of the community organizations that deal with this; just don’t say it on social media. Talk to your partners in the community so we can handle it strategically instead of throwing it up on social media without knowing the full context,” he said.

Read more on the event at the Jewish News article: Creating connections protects the Jewish community.

A number of JCRC Board Members were on hand at the community event