Councilwoman Traci Park Convenes Forum to Address Antisemitism
LOS ANGELES, CA December 1, 2023 – Councilwoman Traci Park convened a forum at the Kehillat Israel to address the increasing and escalating manner of antisemitic incidents occurring across the City and around the world, Wednesday evening.
“With the rise in antisemitic hate incidents and crimes since the October 7th terrorist attack in Israel, my priority is the safety and security of all community members, regardless of their identity,” said Park.
In a demonstration of the gravity with which these incidents are addressed, the forum convened top leaders from LAPD, including Chief Michel Moore, alongside figures from the LA Sheriff’s Department Hate Crimes Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee, and the Jewish Federation.
“ADL looks forward to continuing to work with law enforcement, Councilwoman Park and the rest of the LA City Council in helping to ensure that our Jewish community members are safe and secure,” said Jeffrey Abrams, the Regional Director of Anti-Defamation League Los Angeles.
Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield and Katy Yaroslavsky also lent their support, collectively emphasizing the commitment to addressing hate. The gathering united political, public safety, and Jewish community leaders, delivering comprehensive updates on the ongoing efforts to combat hate, ensure public safety, and respond to community questions and concerns.
“Thank you Councilwoman Park for your genuine support and efforts to address rising incidents of anti-Semitism,” said Councilmember Bob Blumenfield. “There is no room for hate in Los Angeles and I am proud to partner with you to make LA safer for all Jewish people and people of all backgrounds.”
“I am unequivocally committed to making sure our community is safe, as I know Councilmembers Park and Blumenfield are as well,” said Councilmember Katy Yaroslavsky. “Any form of Antisemitism or hate has absolutely no place in Los Angeles. It’s important that our constituents know all that we are doing to make sure that they not only feel safe but are safe.”