Mt. Carmel Cemetery Cleanup

We have restored over 500 stones at Mt. Carmel cemetery. Please join us to view our progress and clean up the cemetery for Fall. It’s an opportunity for us to gather as a community, advance our healing, and honor those who came before us.
We’ll collect litter and tree debris. No need to bring anything but yourself and your favorite pair of work gloves; the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia will supply all necessary tools and trash bags.
This event is open to all. Please note that all participants will be required to sign liability waivers.
Should inclement weather occur, the event will be rescheduled.
Please RSVP by clicking on this link.
For questions or more information, contact Penina Hoffnung, Senior Manager of Community Engagement, at phoffnung@jewishphilly.org or 215.832.0813.

Hate Has no Home in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Mt. Carmel Jewish Cemetery. Photo: 6abc.

Philadelphia Mt. Carmel Jewish Cemetery. Photo: 6abc.

An anti-Semitic desecration of a cemetery has come to Philadelphia. The Mt. Carmel Cemetery in North East Philadelphia was vandalized with over 100 headstones were toppled. This is an empty act of cowardice, hatred, and stupidity. But more important than the acts of these thugs is the outpouring of love and support in our community. People joined at Mt. Carmel to witness the acts and begin the process of restoration. A vigil was held Sunday night in Narberth to express solidarity.

What you can do to demonstrate that “Hate Has no Home Here:”

Please donate what you can to aid in the cemetery restoration.

You can sign up to help clean up the cemetery. There will be a rally at Independence Mall on Thursday, March 2, at 12 pm.

Also, the Daarus Salaam Mosque in Tampa was burned this past Friday. Please make a donation to help the Islamic Society of New Tampa community rebuild.

hhnhh-sign-blue-original-curves-PRINTTogether we stand, a bit shaken but unbowed, committed to the values of love and unity that make our country great. No acts of domestic terrorism or hatred will dampen our commitment to each other and the country we love.