FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 23, 2023


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The Japanese American National Museum Condemns the Increasing Violence Against the Los Angeles Jewish Community

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) condemns the increasing violence against the Jewish community in Los Angeles. Recently, a man shot two Jewish men outside two different synagogues in Los Angeles’s Pico-Robertson neighborhood. The suspect, who had a history of making antisemitic statements, was taken into custody and charged with federal hate crimes.

“The increase of violence against the Los Angeles Jewish community is frightening. Leaders, influencers, and ordinary people must all work together to call it out every time that it happens to keep each other accountable and shut down hate speech as it happens. We decry these antisemitic crimes and stand alongside the Jewish community during this trying time,” said Ann Burroughs, President and CEO of JANM.